The Austin 100: Mauno For fans of The Strokes, Television and Parquet Courts.
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The Austin 100: Mauno

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Hometown: Halifax, Canada

Genre: Indie Rock

Why We're Excited: Mauno's guitars have a propulsive quality to them — icy and cool one second, choppy and jagged the next — that magnifies the intensity of the band's brightly rendered songs. In "Decide," Mauno doesn't even need two minutes to bulldoze through a tune that embodies the anxious churn of a busy mind.

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