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  • The band Abney Park's whole image is based on steampunk, more now than it used to be. Worth noting that part of their image involves their own Cool Airship. They are drunk airship pirates, after all.
  • Thomas Dolby exemplifies this trope and has since the early 80's.
  • Doctor Steel plays rather heavily into the Mad Scientist end of the genre and was perhaps the first to bring Hip-Hop into steampunk music.
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  • Unextraordinary Gentlemen crossed over from Goth, and still skirt the line rather heavily, playing to steampunk's dark side.
  • The Clockwork Quartet (Also found here) are entirely based around steampunk, have a steampunk synthesizer, dress in steampunk clothing, and one member has a business on the side selling little clockwork devices.
  • The band The Cog Is Dead thrives on being mercilessly steampunk.
  • The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have a very intentionally steampunk aesthetic. Their influences (as listed on their myspace) are "exploding boilers, Bethlehem Royal Hospital and her hilarious inmates, working class revolutionaries, [and] mad bombers with ink-stained cuffs." They even released a wax cylinder edition of some of their songs. The first wax cylinder recording made since 1922.
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  • Voltaire has crossed over from Goth to steampunk (but is still pretty Goth).
  • Panic! at the Disco's third album, Vices & Virtues, seems to be vaguely influenced by steampunk, which is most clearly exemplified in their music video for "The Ballad of Mona Lisa".
  • Professor Elemental and Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer represent a new genre of steampunk music called Chap Hop.
  • Steam Powered Giraffe perform as steam-driven robots.
  • Rush's latest tour is heavily steampunk-influenced.
  • The video for "Turn Me On" by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj. Minaj as a clockwork robot in a corset and Guetta as her brass-goggles-wearing creator.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, The Dolls of New Albion A Steampunk Opera. It can be listened to here.
  • And there's this song, complaining about misuse of the term:
    • "Just glue some gears on it, and call it steampunk."
  • The Incredible Machine by Sugarland. The title track was steampunk-inspired, as was the corresponding tour.
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  • German band Drachenflug has heavy steampunk and Fantasy influences in their work and style. Also, they're the organizers of Germany's biggest steampunk convention "Aethercircus".
  • Lindsey Stirling incorporated a steampunk aesthetic in her video for "Roundtable Rival", including goggles, late 19th century fashions and an electric violin fitted with a trumpet bell.

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