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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 »
Imagine getting a bunch of your favorite comedians and musicians into a bowling alley, telling them they were there for a good cause, then getting them liquored up and to talk trash on each other…   Read Story »
Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them for a very special event. Stereogum and Videogum are partnering…   Read Story »
As long as Crayola invents new ways to color, it looks like they'll find more indie bands to pair with their product. It started with Animal Collective's "Sweet Road" plug of Color Explosion markers,…   Read Story »