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Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Wrote Song for The Monkees That "Sounds Like It's About a Little Girl"

For the 50-year anniversary of the band, The Monkees is reuniting with an album titled 'Good Times!' with writing contributions from Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard and others.

Death Cab for Cutie Shares "Little Wanderer": Fourth Single From 'Kintsugi' Is a Breezy Love Ballad [LISTEN]

Death Cab for Cutie has shared the fourth and latest single from 'Kintsugi.' "Little Wanderer" follows "No Room in Frame," "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" and "Black Sun." It is an understated, breezy tune that celebrates a love's restless soul, and ...

Mark Kozelek Reminisces About When He'd Never Heard of Modest Mouse

Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon) and Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) exchanged emails for The Thread near the end of 2014. The two were back at it again this week, and Kozelek recounted a story about Modest Mouse and the time before he had ever heard of ...

Death Cab for Cutie Talk New Album 'Kintsugi': Record Will Be First Without Guitarist Chris Walla [TRACKLIST]

The title for the new Death Cab for Cutie album is "Kintsugi." According to an interview with "Rolling Stone," the album's name is a Japanese artform that captures where the band is currently. After 17 years, guitarist Chris Walla left the band in ...

Ben Gibbard Talks Kurt Cobain With Dave Grohl On 'Sonic Highways'

Death Cab for Cutie and Foo Fighters don't exactly mix, but that didn't keep DCFC's Ben Gibbard from contributing to a fellow Seattle-ish project this year. The singer helped out with Foo's "Subterranean," released earlier this month on Sonic ...

'The Possum' Vinyl Release: Mark Kozelek Adding Weird B-Side To Single

Mark Kozelek is the flame-throwing artist behind Sun Kil Moon, a musical project that produced this year's best dis track. He recently announced he's re-releasing "The Possum" as a 10-inch vinyl (due April 2015).

Ben Gibbard Covers Alvvays' "Marry Me, Archie" At Seattle Charity Show [WATCH]

The Washington musician is playing solo shows in his spare time, and he provided fans a cover of "Marry Me, Archie" at a charity gig in Seattle this past weekend.

The Postal Service Releases 'Nothing Better' Preview From Forthcoming Concert Film 'Everything Will Change' [WATCH]

The duo of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello get some help from Jenny Lewis for "Nothing Better," which is a memorable tune for two reasons.

Ben Gibbard, Mark Kozelek Trade Emails about 'Almost Famous' and Angering Their Fans

Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek is known for stirring up trouble. Ben Gibbard? Not so much. The pair traded emails in a recent Thread feature and discussed the incidents when they angered fans at shows, and Kozelek discussed his time working on ...

Ben Gibbard, Death Cab For Cutie Move On With New Album After Chris Walla's Departure

Casual Death Cab For Cutie fans probably didn't understand what Chris Walla's departure meant for the band in mid-September.

8 Bands Whose Producers Are A Member Of The Band: The Beach Boys, Vampire Weekend, And More

It's often tough for a band to maintain complete control of their creative vision, especially when they hire a producer from outside the band to help them capture their sound on record. These eight bands, however, remained true to their vision by ...

The Postal Service to Release Concert Film 'Everything Will Change' Nov. 14 [WATCH]

Consequence of Sound reports that influential electro-pop duo The Postal Service will be releasing a documentary about their 2013 reunion tour titled "Everything Will Change." The Justin Mitchell-directed film primarily focuses on the duo’s ...

Chris Walla Performs With Death Cab For Cutie One Last Time [WATCH]

Last night (Sept. 13), longtime guitarist and founding member of Death Cab For Cutie Chris Walla played his final show with the band.

Foo Fighters 'Sonic Highways' Guests Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Joe Walsh (Eagles) Confirmed for New Album

Foo Fighters has teased that its new album Sonic Highways has some big name guests and now two rock legends (one old, one new) have been confirmed as collaborators. In a new interview, the "Everlong" band announced that Death Cab For Cutie's Ben ...

David Bazan Releases 'Nobody's Perfect' and 'Sparkling Water,' Part Of Bazan Monthly Project, With Help of Indie Mainstays

Today David Bazan released two singles, "Nobody's Perfect" and "Sparkling Water," as part of his Bazan Monthly project.

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