One Self is one of many projects for DJ Vadim, Yarah Bravo, and BluRum 13. Although 1/3 of the group is American, they've had some problems getting their work released here. DJ Vadim says that is just the nature of the business.
What started out as a Edward Droste's post-relationship home-recording session has turned into the multi-instrumental band Grizzly Bear. They like to approach all of the songs as stories, from prologue to completion.
Yo La Tengo have been performing for more than 20 years. While they haven't achieved the popular acclaim of their contemporaries the Flaming Lips, they get a lot of credit for outlasting pretty much everyone else.
Ben Kweller is an old hat when it comes to performing and hard work. He started out in his early teens with the band Radish, and while his first group had some minor successes, he has found much greater recognition for his solo work.