I know what you're thinking: "Where the blazes can I find some nineties' Estonian synth pop along the lines of Stereolab and Broadcast with a dash of early Cardigans type poppiness thrown in for good measure?" It's a quandary for sure. But I think I may well just be able to help... in fact, yes - yes I can!
Existing between 1991 and 2003, Dallas (the Estonian band pictured above rather than the US state or the defunct soap opera) lined up something like this:
KRISTI KINDEL - vocals, synthesizers
HOLGER LOODUS - guitar, vocals
TAUNO PÄÄSLANE - bass, guitar
IVIKA NOOP - keyboards
ALLAN AMBERG - drums
You may also remember Kristi Kindel from her role in the heart-warming family movie classic Miracle on 34th Street, in which she donned a red suit and long white beard and - no, wait, I think I'm getting confused again.
Anyway, here are some rather good songs from Dallas's eponymously-titled 1999 album, one of which, ironically, is about an actual, legendary film star.
Dallas - Let's Split mp3
Dallas - Raj Kapoor mp3
Dallas - Sleeper's Entertainer mp3
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