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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! …
November 19, 2009 In the opening moments of last night's mtvU Woodie Awards at NYC's Roseland Ballroom, a co-ed octet of Matt & Kim back-up singers slowly peeled away shirts, argyle socks and, finally, skinny jeans during a bombastic, arm-swinging performance of "Lessons Learned." The apparel was hurled with careless abandon into a packed crowd of hoodies and high heels until all that remained was a jiggling toe-tap of mismatched skivvies and Matt Jo …
November 7, 2009 The scene was electric outside of Los Angeles' Hollywood & Highland open-air mall on Friday evening. A huge line snaked out into the streets, and much of the crowd looked strikingly similar: gaggles of teenage girls (plus guys, moms, dads, and little ones) in black T-shirts emblazoned with five key words: The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Awaiting them inside? …
October 26, 2009 How's this for a great concept: The words of legendary Beat poet Jack Kerouac set to song by a pining indie-pop prince and an alt-Americana forefather. And when Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service) and Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) came together at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on Friday night, their performance felt about as organic as the text that inspired it. …
October 9, 2009 This week, Vampire Weekend leaked the first single from their upcoming album, while Death Cab chased vampires in their new song from Twilight sequel New Moon. Plus, Chris Cornell joined Pearl Jam onstage, Pavement announced a new show, Austin City Limits rolled into Texas, and much more.
These stories, plus the week's top news, photo galleries, audio/video, and live reviews, below.TOP STORIES:DOWNLOAD: Vampire Weekend's New Single! …
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