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Would you like to buy a vowel?

Oh, what MGMT hath wrought! A slew of all-caps, consonants-only bands have invaded the indie blogosphere. Let us guide you through the current no-VWLS-no-PRBLM set

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MS MS
Pronounced
Miss Mister
Sounds like
Florence operating a softer, synthier Machine.

TKTTSM
Pronounced
Ticketism
Sounds like
Strummy grrrl-group pop with helium vocals.

RDGLDGRN
Pronounced
Red Gold Green
Sounds like
The Chili Peppers plus extra rasta.

MSTRKRFT
Pronounced
Mastercraft
Sounds like
A super-caffeinated Daft Punk

HRVRD
Pronounced
Harvard
Sounds like
A delicately dreamy Death Cab for Cutie.

SBTRKT
Pronounced
Subtract
Sounds like
The xx with more glitch and guest vocals.

STRFKR
Pronounced
Starf—er
Sounds like
Foster the People, done sunny-side up.

MNDR
Pronounced
Mander
Sounds like
Bananarama by way of cool-kid Brooklyn.

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