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December 14, 2010 This time of year, every music publication puts out its list of the best albums and songs of the past 12 months (including SPIN). But what about the artists themselves?
To find out, we rounded up 25 of music's coolest names and asked them to select their favorite records and singles of 2010. (Ever the individual, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo chose the Beach Boys' 1966 classic Pet Sounds!). …
November 4, 2010 If that old maxim, "The couple that plays together, stays together," is true, then Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel's marriage just got way better.
Wednesday night at Seattle's Crocodile Café, Gibbard took a break from finishing up Death Cab for Cutie's new album to play an intimate solo set -- and he invited his wife to join him onstage. And there's more! He covered Radiohead and debuted a brand new track, too. …
October 29, 2010 Death Cab for Cutie are wrapping up their seventh full-length album for release in spring 2011, and singer-guitarist Ben Gibbard tells SPIN that its sound is "a testament to where we are as a band."
"It's not a guitar-based record. We've been into vintage keyboards and playing with that palette," he says, citing Brian Eno's Another Green World as a reference point. "We're not adding guitars because people will be expecting them... …
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September 24, 2010 Over the last year, Chris Walla has focused on producing records for Seattle's Telekinesis, indie-pop quartet Lonely Forest, and cutting a Led Zeppelin cover of "In the Evening" for the forthcoming compilation From the Land of Ice and Snow. …
September 22, 2010 On the upcoming compilation From the Land of Ice and Snow -- The Songs of Led Zeppelin, 52 musicians from Portland and the Pacific Northwest offer covers of Zep's huge catalogue, including everything from "Stairway to Heaven" and "Tangerine" to "Dazed and Confused" and "Moby Dick." Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla is one of the biggest names to contribute to the three-disc set -- which comes out on October 9 -- and SPIN has an exclusiv …
April 22, 2010 Two years after the release of their last album, Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie are ready to get back to work -- and frontman Ben Gibbard says fans can expect the Seattle band's seventh album early next year!
"We're going in the studio in June to start working on the record," Gibbard told MTV. "We're going to be recording through the summer and into the fall... …
January 15, 2010 Seattle rockers Death Cab for Cutie will perform on Friday night's Critics' Choice Movie Awards as part of a tribute to filmmaker John Hughes, who passed away in August at age 59. The broadcast airs tonight at 9 P.M. EST/PST on VH1.
During the show, Death Cab will cover Simple Minds' classic, "Don't You (Forget About Me)," made immortal by its inclusion in the closing scene of one of Hughes' best films, 1985's The Breakfast Club. …
November 20, 2009 Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! …
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