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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 number below zero, it’s unlikely that you were even alive during the period of… More »

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Watch Alden Penner And Michael Cera Debut Songs From Their Canadians-On-Mars Concept EP In Brooklyn

During Brooklyn's Northside Festival earlier this month, founding member of the Unicorns Alden Penner played some of his new material. Penner's upcoming EP, Canada In
Caitlin White | June 24, 2015 - 12:55 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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The Unicorns’ Alden Penner Announces New EP & Tour With Michael Cera

Canadian spaz-pop greats the Unicorns got back together for a few shows last year, and we still don't know where their reunion will lead. But…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2015 - 9:59 am

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 ma…
Caitlin White | April 14, 2015 - 11:16 am

Alden Penner – “Meditate” (Feat. Michael Cera)

Canadian indie-pop trio the Unicorns broke up more than a decade ago, then reformed last year to support Arcade Fire and headline the Pop Montreal…
Patrick Hosken | January 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Unicorns – “Let Me Sleep”

The Unicorns recently reunited to play some shows -- their first in a decade -- opening for Arcade Fire, and as we reported, those performance…
Miles Bowe | August 19, 2014 - 3:51 pm
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The Unicorns Reunion @ The Forum, Inglewood 8/1/14

What does one hope for in a reunion show? For the band you loved to be fossilized and perfectly preserved at the time of it…
Molly Bergen | August 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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Thank Arcade Fire For The Unicorns Reunion

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-po…
Chris DeVille | July 25, 2014 - 1:52 pm
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The Unicorns – “Rocketship” (Daniel Johnston Cover)

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…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 5:29 pm
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The Unicorns Announce Reunion Shows Opening For Arcade Fire

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, frontma…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2014 - 11:56 am
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The Unicorns Reunion Is On

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…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2014 - 11:59 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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MSGVarsity Rips Off Unicorns

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 Unicor…
jessica | March 23, 2011 - 2:06 pm
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Islands Played Unicorns & Daniel Johnston Songs For Big Terrific’s Big Show @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2010 - 5:53 pm
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The ‘Gum Bowl: Photos Of The Tournament

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…
Amrit Singh | May 26, 2010 - 6:34 pm
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Stereogum & Videogum Present: The ‘Gum Bowl

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…
Amrit Singh | May 14, 2010 - 6:07 pm
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Crayola Maintains Indie Cred With Unicorns Tune

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…
brandon | March 23, 2009 - 9:32 am
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Clues (Ex-Unicorns + Ex-Arcade Fire) Prep Debut, Offer Sample, Go On Tour

More specifically, Alden Penner (aka Alden Ginger, aka not Nick Thorburn) and ex-Arcade Firer Brendan Reed plus other Montreal musicians Ben Borden, Lisa Gamble, and…
brandon | November 3, 2008 - 1:24 pm
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Of Unicorns And Caucuses

Things are a little quiet in the blogosphere today. Is everyone out celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? I sure am — I’ll have you…
Stereogum | January 19, 2004 - 12:26 pm
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