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 +11Posted on Aug 13th | re: Chris Walla Quits Death Cab For Cutie (12 comments)

I cannot imagine what this means for Death Cab for Cutie. Chris Walla has been integral in shaping and defining the band’s sound for many years and his presence will definitely be missed, though there’s no doubt that Death Cab hasn’t been themselves for a little while now. This is rough news for sure, but I am hopeful for the future.

 +1Posted on Mar 25th | re: The Week In Pop: The Mis-MGMT Of Foster The People (86 comments)

agreed.

 0Posted on Jun 19th, 2013 | re: Yeezus Credits Revealed (14 comments)

Shit, after Daft Punk, Justin Vernon’s name is like the second most common. Good for him, seriously.

 0Posted on Jun 15th, 2013 | re: Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party (320 comments)

that’s what i thought as well. less vocal effect, and more of a “Bon Iver” vocal range.

 0Posted on Jun 5th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

Without a doubt, The National.

 -3Posted on May 4th, 2013 | re: Vampire Weekend - "Ya Hey" Lyric Video (57 comments)

haha, 2008 possibly?

 0Posted on Apr 28th, 2013 | re: Watch Iron & Wine Play Fallon (2 comments)

they played Grass Widows too, and it’s really great http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/iron-and-wine-grass-widows/n36032/

 0Posted on Apr 4th, 2013 | re: Death Cab For Cutie Albums From Worst To Best (63 comments)

I’m pretty sure Plans needs to be a lot higher. Maybe it’s my nostalgia talking, but that record is lyrically so great and so fucking sad. Ben knocked it out of the park on that record. “What Sarah Said” and “Brothers on a Hotel Bed” make it a fantastic record.

 0Posted on Mar 21st, 2013 | re: The Postal Service - "Turn Around" (8 comments)

I think they’re totally new, because the reverb on Ben Gibbard’s voice is totally unlike the reverb on Give Up. There’s too much here, whereas there it was very little.

 0Posted on Sep 28th, 2012 | re: Watch Hot Chip Play Kimmel (2 comments)

great bass line, so simple but so effective.