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The Standard

The Standard hail from Portland, where they began playing shows in 1999. Vocalist/guitarist Tim Putnam, keyboardist Jay Clarke, bassist RobOberdorfer, and drummer Rob Duncan had known each other from playing in various bands -- and in various styles -- around town, and as theStandard they incorporated all of that to develop a moody and unpredictable indie rock sound. A self-titled release appeared through Barbaric in 2001, followed by the Touch & Go release August a year later. The Standard jumped to YepRoc for the strong 2004 effort Wire Post to Wire, followed by 2005's poppier offering. Albastross. Their latest album, Swimmer, came outthrough their own imprint, Partisan, in 2008.

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The Swimmer
2008

4
3 Votes
Albatross
2005

3.5
1 Votes
Wire Post to Wire
2004

4.8
2 Votes
August
2002

3.2
3 Votes
The Standard
2001

3
1 Votes

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