Stars – The North


Stars, the Montreal five-piece of genuine heartbreak royalty, sound decidedly invigorated and joyous on their sixth album, The North. Thankfully, they refueled without sacrificing the doe-eyed wonder, aching introspection and lovelorn chronicling that amounted to an essential voice to so many fans for more than a decade. The album (fairly unsurprisingly) opens with crackling and [...]

LA Weekly Name Bon Iver as the ‘Worst Hipster Act’


In an article published on LA Weekly earlier today, Bon Iver was named ‘Worst Hipster Act’ amongst a list of twenty other bands, including Arcade Fire, Death Cab for Cutie and the Black Keys. The article has stirred a great deal of annoyance, not only by the general viewing public via Twitter, but also by [...]

Death Cab for Cutie Announce More Tour Dates

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Although Death Cab’s tour supporting last year’s Codes and Keys was expected to come to a halt at the end of June, the group just announced a string of shows in July and a few in August. These tour dates will replace Magik*Magik orchestra with a handful of different openers, ranging from City and Colour [...]

Death Cab for Cutie Kicks Off Denver Orchestral Tour

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The indie-pop band is collaborating with San Francisco’s Magik Orchestra beginning a 22-date tour.  Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House was the first to experience this magical performance where the tour kicked off. Adding to the already rich and soothing tone of Death Cab’s music, the string octet will be supporting them for the entirety of [...]

Weezer, Jane’s Addiction and Death Cab for Cutie to Headline Bunbury Music Festival


The 2012 lineup for Bunbury Music Festival was released today. Headliners include Jane’s Addiction, Death Cab for Cutie and Weezer. Visit the festival’s site for a full list of artists or check below for a list of the main acts. Let us know what you think about the lineup and if you’re going! – Death [...]

Death Cab For Cutie Announce Tour Dates with San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra

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In support of their latest release, Codes and Keys, Death Cab For Cutie has announced a string of 2012 North American tour. The band will be joined on stage by members of San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra. Youth Lagoon will open on select dates. The 22-day trek kicks off on April 10th in Denver, CO at Ellie Caulkins [...]

Video: Death Cab for Cutie – “Underneath The Sycamore”


Death Cab for Cutie has released the official video for “Underneath the Sycamore,” from 2011′s Codes and Keys. In the Walter Robot animated clip, a private eye named Mojowsk wonders the streets looking for a missing woman. Watch the video below (via Wired)

The Head and The Heart Announce Tour

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Seattle’s The Head & The Heart give Americana singer/songwriting a big ol’ group hug. Their style has been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, though there are some obvious modern influences present. Whatever the inspiration, the group has made astounding leaps and bounds since the release of their self-titled debut on Sub Pop, and [...]