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"The Hopefuls" were a diverse Minneapolis-based musical collective centered around four members - Erik Appelwick, Eric Fawcett, John Hermanson, and Darren Jackson - of the band of the same name. Working together and apart they formed Alva Star, Kid Dakota, Spymob, Storyhill, Tropical Depression, Vicious Vicious, Fort in the Forest, The Harvesters, Intl Falls, and Monolux. Appelwick was also a member of mid-2000s indie darlings Tapes 'n Tapes.

(Click on the names above to learn more about each artist.)

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