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Snarls – “I’ll Follow You”

Columbus indie-poppers Snarls, a recent-vintage Band To Watch, released their debut album Burst last year. Next month, they’ll drop a new EP called What About Flowers?, which they recorded in Seattle, with former Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla producing. We’e already posted lead single “Fixed Gear,” and now the band has also released the graceful new track “I’ll Follow You.”
Tags: Music, Seattle, Columbus, New Music, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Snarls

Snarls – “Fixed Gear”

Columbus indie-pop Band To Watch Snarls are following up their 2020 debut Burst with What About Flowers?, a new EP recorded in Seattle and produced by former Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla. “We had time to stew on this new aura our band has for this release. We have entirely new musical influences, and working with Chris Walla — that’s when it hit me that we’re in a band,” singer Chlo White says.
Tags: Music, Seattle, Columbus, New Music, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Snarls, Chlo White

We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes Turns 20

Now here's the Pacific Northwest indie rock classic that should’ve been called Keep It Like A Secret. More »
Tags: Music, Pacific Northwest, The Anniversary, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Gibbard

Braids – “Young Buck”

Braids blew us away last fall with "Eclipse (Ashley)," billed as a preview of their first album in five years. Today we learn a lot more about that album: It's called Shadow Offering, it's out in April, it's produced by former Death Cab For Cutie sonic consigliere Chris Walla, and its … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Braids, Chris Walla, Eclipse Ashley

Something About Airplanes Turns 20

I imagine Ben Gibbard circa 1998 situated under a tree reading Kerouac. A sensitive 20-something in sandals and jeans, probably the brainiest of his friend group. Grounded, but reactive. That August, 20 years ago tomorrow, he would release Something About Airplanes with his newly-assembled band Death Cab For Cutie. When I spoke to … More »
Tags: Music, Kerouac, The Anniversary, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Gibbard, Something About Airplanes Turns

Foxing Share New Single “Nearer My God” In 5 Languages

Foxing are about to level up with their ambitious new album Nearer My God. Co-produced by former Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and the band's own Eric Hudson, the album officially arrives next month, and we've already heard one song, "Slapstick." Today, they've shared another new song -- or maybe five new …
Tags: Music, Chris Walla, Cutie, Foxing, Eric Hudson

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Play “Gold Rush” On Colbert

Death Cab For Cutie's new album Thank You For Today is out in August. It's their first LP created without the involvement of longtime sonic consigliere Chris Walla, who left the band before the release of 2015's Kintsugi. (For your Walla fix, check out the upcoming Foxing album, which he co-produced.) … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, Colbert, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Cutie, Walla

Foxing Present The Apocalypse

Foxing got hit by a runaway truck at 50 mph. They played the next night and released a Dido cover as a fundraiser for their totaled van. They had $30,000 worth of gear and merchandise stolen, an amount big enough to make the nightly news in Austin. Lead singer Conor … More »
Tags: Music, Interview, Chris Walla, Conor, Foxing, Conor Murphy, Smidley, Eric Hudson, Austin Lead

Watch Death Cab Debut New Song “Summer Years” At Amsterdam Tour Opener

Death Cab For Cutie are returning in August with their new album Thank You For Today -- their ninth album, their first without any involvement from founding member Chris Walla, and their first with new members Dave Depper and Zac Rae in the studio. The band shared its lush lead single "Gold Rush" earlier … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Amsterdam, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Cutie, Zac Rae, Dave Depper

Death Cab For Cutie – “Gold Rush” Video

Death Cab For Cutie have announced that they are releasing their ninth album, Thank You For Today, on 8/17. It's the band's first without any involvement from founding member Chris Walla, who left the group in conjunction with their 2015 album Kintsugi. And it's their first album with new members Dave Depper and Zac … More »
Tags: Music, Yoko Ono, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Cutie, Zac, Dave Depper, Alex Southam

Cumulus – “Retreat”

Cumulus is the project of Seattle-based musician Alexandra Niedzialkowski. The band is one of the few acts -- alongside Now, Now -- to be signed to former Death Cab For Cutie member Chris Walla's Trans- Records. The label put out the project's debut album, I Never Meant It To Be Like This, … More »
Tags: Music, Seattle, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Cumulus, Alexandra Niedzialkowski

Death Cab For Cutie’s ‘Narrow Stairs’ At 10: An Interview With Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard is hesitant to talk about Death Cab For Cutie's new album, knowing that whatever he says will probably be misconstrued. He learned this lesson in 2008, when bandmate and producer Chris Walla described their then-forthcoming Narrow Stairs as "bloody" with notes of "synth punk," thus giving critics plenty of fodder to twist … More »
Tags: Music, Interview, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Cutie, Ben Gibbard

Death Cab For Cutie Tease New Album Out In August

Death Cab For Cutie's most recent album was 2015's Kintsugi, and it was their last album to feature contributions from longtime member Chris Walla. They've only released one song since then, a pre-election political track called "Million Dollar Loan," but now the band is gearing up to release something new. They've just posted … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie, Cutie, Kintsugi

Stream: Lo Moon, ‘Real Love’

After a year and a half of teasing (new songs) and touring (hard), L.A.-based trio Lo Moon have a date for their debut album. The self-titled affair, produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) and Francois Tetaz (Gotye), will be out Feb. 23. With the news, the trio — Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker and Sam Stewart — released the new single “Real Love,” a soft-rocker that skews away from the ambitious soundscapes of early tracks like “Loveless” and “This Is It.” With twinkling electronics and dram...
Tags: Music, Featured, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Chris Walla, Peter Gabriel, Loveless, Lo Moon, Matt Lowell Crisanta Baker, Sam Stewart, Francois Tetaz Gotye

Now, Now – “Yours” Video

Now, Now have shared a new video for "Yours," the second single from the Minneapolis duo's forthcoming third album, which (per NPR) is due out next year via Chris Walla's Trans- label. It's a relaxed affair that follows in the footsteps of their previous video for "SGL," which was … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Minneapolis, Npr, Chris Walla, Now Now, Alexa San Roman

Tegan Quin on the Legacy of 'The Con' and How Tegan and Sara Almost Broke Up While Touring It

Tegan and Sara were encircled and nearly taken down by "The Con." The album, which Tegan Quin told the New York Daily News "established" the mainstream indie rock sound of that era for the band, turned 10 years old in July. To celebrate, the Canadian sisters are trekking across North America playing "The Con" in its entirety. However, the highs that the band experienced in the wake of the career-changing record also came with serious lows. One deep listen to the lyrics on the ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Taylor Swift, Interview, Rock, Pop, Katy Perry, Portland, Vancouver, North America, Montreal, Ryan Adams, New York Daily News, Chris, Chvrches, Daily News

Video: Magik*Magik, ‘Weep’

Magik*Magik is the nom de tune of Bay Area singer-songwriter-composer Minna Choi. She’s the founder the Magik*Magik Orchestra, the eight-year-old rotating cast of musicians that has collaborated with the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Weezer, Third Eye Blind, John Vanderslice, the Dodos, the Walkmen, Glen Hansard, Samantha Crain and Hauschka. Choi has also composed for film (“Looper”) as well, and finally last month released an album of her own music. As you’d expect ...
Tags: Video, Music, Bay Area, Chris Walla, Masonic Lodge, John Vanderslice, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Looper, CHOI, Nathan Johnson, Tom Krell

Ears Wide Open: Lo Moon

L.A. trio Lo Moon are the latest contenders to soundtrack the movie you only see inside your head — their sweeping first song “Loveless” is 7 minutes of bliss that sounds like Spandau Ballet doing The xx to a My Bloody Valentine song title. As debuts go, it’s a stunner; it comes via Columbia Records and was produced by Chris Walla (ex-Death Cab or Cutie), who says on Twitter: “This album is the soundtrack to my year. It’s nearly done. I love these people and I love their beautiful band.” He choo...
Tags: Music, Featured, Columbia Records, Valentine, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Chris Walla, Samuel Stewart, Davy Evans, Spandau Ballet, Loveless

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