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Islands Announce Two New Albums, Share Lead Singles “Back Into It” & “Charm Offensive” (Stereogum Premiere)

Very rarely do bands release two albums on the same day. Guns N' Roses famously did it with Use Your Illusion I and II in…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2016 - 9:34 am
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Listen To Nick Thorburn’s Theme For Serial Season 2

Sarah Koenig pulled a Beyoncé this morning, surprise-releasing the first episode of Serial's second season accompanied by a New York Times feature. The wildly popular…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2015 - 10:12 am
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Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices, Real Estate Contribute To Benefit For Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and the music community has rallied around him, but the road hasn't been…
James Rettig | November 11, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Nick Diamonds – “Specimen Days” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Specimen Days" was left off City Of Quartz, Islands/Unicorns/Serial dude Nick Thorburn's latest solo release under his Nick Diamonds alias. But the song is out…
Chris DeVille | September 4, 2015 - 10:43 am

Nick Diamonds – “Bohemian Groove”

The Unicorns/Islands frontman and Serial music composer Nick Thorburn always has a few things in the works. And right now, he's getting ready to release…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2015 - 12:18 pm
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Nick Diamonds – “Witch Window” (Stereogum Premiere)

Aside from fronting the rather iconic Montreal band Unicorns and releasing several albums with his cult-favorite art-pop act Islands, Nick Thorburn is also the man…
Caitlin White | April 14, 2015 - 11:16 am

Nick Diamonds – “The Sting”

Nick Thorburn (of Islands, the Unicorns, and Mister Heavenly fame) has announced a new solo album under the name Nick Diamonds. Thorburn's first album under…
James Rettig | February 25, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Stepson (El-P & Nick Diamonds) – “Movie Tit”

El-P and Islands' Nick Diamonds are no stranger to collaboration -- most recently, see "Stay Down" from El's excellent Cancer For Cure, or that screengrab…
Amrit Singh | November 30, 2012 - 1:55 pm
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Fat Tony & Tom Cruz – “Bad Habits” (Feat. Bun B & Nick Diamonds)

Today, the brand new Brooklyn-based label Young One announced its formation, and it's already got a small but seriously impressive roster: Bay Area cloud-rap pioneers…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Watch El-P & Nick Diamonds Play Letterman

At this point, it's pretty expected for every big indie rock type to make the late-night rounds whenever a new record drops. But there's still…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 9:02 am
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Nick Diamonds Releases Free I Am An Attic LP

Lead Island, ex-Unicorn, present Mssr. Heavenly Nick Thorburn has made good on his years-old promise to gift us with a free album, despite wondering along
Amrit Singh | July 11, 2011 - 9:35 am
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