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The Unicorns recently reunited to play some shows -- their first in a decade -- opening for Arcade Fire, and as we reported, those performances have been incredible. Timed with this is a reissue of…   Read Story »
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. Were you even born yet? If you're taking your age and subtracting ten and getting a…   Read Story »
What does one hope for in a reunion show? For the band you loved to be fossilized and perfectly preserved at the time of its demise, like an ancient bug in amber for thousands of years? A perfect…   Read Story »
Arcade Fire have been so big for so long that it's easy to forget they emerged from the same Montreal underground scene as long-dormant indie-pop quirk-masters the Unicorns, whose Nick Thorburn later…   Read Story »
After 10 years broken up, the Unicorns are finally back together and touring (and opening for Arcade Fire!), and though we have yet to hear any new original material, they've shared a cover of…   Read Story »
Spazzed-out Montreal indie greats the Unicorns, who broke up in 2004, hinted at a possible reunion earlier this year, but when we reported it, frontman (and Islands mastermind) Nick Thorburn emailed…   Read Story »
UPDATE: Nick tells us in an email: "Don't get your hopes up. We are talking right now but that's as far as it's gotten. We've talked about this kind of thing many times over the years and while it's…   Read Story »
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 the way (and even this morning) about its…   Read Story »
Yeah, good luck with this. We've seen lots of commercials ripping off indie bands lately (Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, etc). Now you can add Unicorns to that list. The Montreal band's "I Was Born (A…   Read Story »
There's a comedy show here in Williamsburg that makes for really good Wednesday diversions. It's called Big Terrific, it happens in the Cameo Lounge (which sits in back of the Loving Cup on N. 6th…   Read Story »