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33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead's fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow…
Stereogum | March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am
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TV Party

TV Party: The Unicorns Talk I’m Alan Partridge

How old were you when the Unicorns broke up? It was ten years ago, so it would be your age minus ten. Oh my god.
Kelly Conaboy | August 14, 2014 - 5:11 pm
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Interview

Q&A: Nick Thorburn Premieres “Aloe Hills,” Talks Soundtracking The Film Only The Young

This week at the IFC Center in NYC, Oscilloscope Labs presents the opening run of its latest critically acclaimed film, Only The Young. (Get tickets
Amrit Singh | December 7, 2012 - 1:03 pm
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More Nick Thorburn stories

Islands – “No Milk, No Sugar” Video

Islands have shared a video for "No Milk, No Sugar," a track off the more electronic-minded of the two albums they're releasing next month, Taste
James Rettig | April 28, 2016 - 2:36 pm

Islands – “No Milk, No Sugar” & “Fear”

Because Islands are releasing two albums simultaneously next month, the singles promoting the projects have also arrived in twos. The latest pair is "No Milk,…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2016 - 2:39 pm
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Nick Thorburn Writes Theme To New Amazon Series The New Yorker Presents

Nick Thorburn has carved out a nice little side career for himself as the go-to "theme song guy" for highbrow new media, as he himself…
Peter Helman | February 16, 2016 - 9:35 pm
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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 BeyoncĂ© 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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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

Watch A Trailer For Nick Thorburn’s Directorial Debut That Dog, Feat. Michael Cera And Tim Heidecker

Nick Thorburn -- of Unicorns, Islands, Mister Heavenly, and most recently Nick Diamonds fame -- has announced the release of his first short film. It's…
James Rettig | August 18, 2015 - 4:26 pm
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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

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm
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Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner -- who will…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm
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Hear Nick Thorburn’s Original Music For This American Life Offshoot Serial

Nick Thorburn, who fronted the Unicorns and currently leads Islands, has shared the original score he created for an offshoot of the This American Life
Ethan Jacobs | October 17, 2014 - 3:37 pm
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Watch A Strange Tribute To Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch” Starring Michael Cera, Jenny Slate, & Nick Thorburn

Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, Reggie Watts, and Sarah Silverman are the creators of the YouTube channel JASH, and they frequently bring in other comedians…
Miles Bowe | September 30, 2013 - 5:08 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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Stream Islands A Sleep & A Forgetting

Since announcing plans for a new album last October, the Islands' Nick Thorburn has given us "Hallways" and "This Is Not A Song" (proving, indeed,…
Corban Goble | February 7, 2012 - 1:25 pm
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Islands A Sleep & A Forgetting Details

Now that he's returned from a sojourn with side project Mister Heavenly, Nick Thorburn came home and rattled out a new Islands record. The title,…
Corban Goble | October 27, 2011 - 1:09 pm
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