Rockers Death Cab For Cutie Have Postponed Two Concerts So Bassist Nick Harmer Can Spend Time With His Newborn Daughter.
Harmer and his wife Kate have welcomed their first child together, so the musicians have rescheduled their Wednesday night (30Sep15) show in Missoula, Montana and a concert in Spokane, Washington, originally set for Thursday (01Oct15).
The news was announced in a statement posted on the band's website.
It reads, "Congratulations to Death Cab's Nick Harmer and his wife on the birth of their daughter! Unfortunately, as a result, we need to postpone the Missoula show tomorrow, September 30, and Spokane on Thursday, October 1... Thanks for understanding."
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Death Cab For Cutie Have Issued An Apology After Hackers Infiltrated The Band's Facebook Account And Flooded The Page With Explicit Content.
The group's page on the social networking website was taken over by Internet pranksters this week (beg17Aug15) and they began posting pictures and links about sex tips, as well as X-rated videos.
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Dad-to-be Matt Helders Has Bought Pregnant Actress Zooey Deschanel's Former Los Angeles Home For More Than The Asking Price.
The Arctic Monkeys drummer, who recently announced he's set to become a first-time parent with his fiancee Breana MCDow, reportedly paid $135,000 (GBP90,000) over the asking price after falling in love with the 80-year-old three-bedroom home.
The New Girl star is also preparing to become a first-time parent with producer fiance Jacob Pechenik.
It's sure sold a lot of copies for an album about nothing.
It’s all change at the top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart this week, as rapper Wale claims the Number 1 spot with his fourth LP The Album About Nothing – his second chart topper following his previous effort, 2013’s The Gifted.
Wale’s album, which he has revealed was inspired by Jerry Seinfeld and features the comedian himself, sold 100,000 copies in the week ending April 5th, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Billboard chart now measures individual track and streaming equivalent sales as well as conventional physical and digital album sales.
The rapper scored his second American Number 1 album this week
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The festival brings some exemplary headliners to the Netherlands this Summer.
The Netherlands' Best Kept Secret Festival won't be a secret for long if they keep introducing stellar acts such as this each year! The first line-up announcement includes Alt-J, The Libertines and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Joining the third line-up for Best Kept Secret this June is some of the finest indie, rock, punk and electronic artists the world has to over, with 35 more acts yet to be announced. Alongside newly reunited headliners The Libertines on Friday, June 19th 2015 are alt-rock veterans The Jesus And Mary Chain, playing the full tracklist of their 1985 debut album 'Psychocandy'. Aussie chart topper Chet Faker will also make an appearance, with Alabama's St. Paul & The Broken Bones who are currently on their 'Half The City' tour.
Death Cab For Cutie co-founder Chris Walla took his final bow with the group on Saturday (13Sep14) after 17 years in the lineup.
The guitarist/keyboardist announced the news of his departure in August (14) and exactly a month later, he took to the stage at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, Canada for his final gig.
Frontman Ben Gibbard paid tribute to his bandmate just before they played the final song of their set, Marching Bands of Manhattan.
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Founding member Chris Walla has left the Seattle emo rockers after 17 years. What does the future hold for the fate of the band?
After a whopping 17 years at the forefront of iconic alternative rock band Death Cab For Cutie, lead guitarist and producer Chris Walla has announced his departure from the group. His exit comes after a decision to focus his creative energies towards other avenues. Walla formed the group alongside frontman Ben Gibbard and bassist Nick Harmer, who are now the only original members holding the fort. Together they produced seven albums, six EP’s and toured the world multiple times. Their blend of fragile alternative rock paved the way for what is now commonly known as ‘emo’, winning millions of fans worldwide through their melancholy songs that were often composed of lush instrumentation and unorthodox instruments.
With Walla [L} leaving the group, only two original members will remain. [Getty/Jason Kempin]
But with Walla clearly tiring of the band’s direction, where will Gibbard and Harmer go now? Despite Gibbard, who also fronts the cult indie-electro band The Postal Service with Jimmy Tamborello, acting as the group’s main songwriter, Walla’s contribution to the band cannot be overlooked. He has played an integral role in producing and engineering each of Death Cab’s albums as well as lending his production skills to records by Tegan & Sara, The Decemberists and Hot Hot Heat. With Walla absent, Death Cab will have to seek outside help for future efforts. But the group are currently sitting on a fully completed album that has yet to see release- produced in part by Walla, and which will also see the departing guitarist touring to support the release. To ease the band in to an existence without Walla’s guidance, Death Cab employed co-producer Rich Costey for outside input.
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Rockers Death Cab For Cutie are set to part ways with group co-founder Chris Walla after 17 years.
The guitarist/keyboardist announced the news on Wednesday (13Aug14), revealing he will bow out of the band's line-up after wrapping up ongoing tour commitments at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, Canada on 13 September (14).
Walla insists the decision to leave Death Cab For Cutie was not "easy", but, in a statement released to slog.thestranger.com, he explains, "I think I long for the unknown."
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The legendary music scene of Seattle is visited ahead of Budweiser Made in America festival.
Nirvana remains to be one of the best things to come out of Seattle
Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so it's only right that we delve into their record collection as Budweiser Made in America festival quickly approaches.
Budweiser Made in America is all for musical diversity, celebrating the different subcultures of sound in all cities be it the country twang of Nashville, the superstar pop of LA or the Motown domination of Detroit. That's why Budweiser have put their heads together to release this series of nationwide music documentaries ahead of the festival, to cement that important ideology of variation and musical freedom.
Coldplay live CD/DVD Cover
Albums of Note... Coldplay’s Live 2012 album shows a band far more at ease with themselves than their previous live release, from 2003. The Live 2012 package includes both blu-ray and CD. The footage is punctuated by behind-the-scenes interludes and these excerpts showcase each band member’s enthusiasm for their live shows as well as revealing how the material from Mylo Xyloto evolved over time and culminated with them band playing to a vast stadium audiences across the globe. “Live 2012 includes some nice musical moments... the low-key piano intro to 'Yellow', a guest appearance from Rihanna during 'Princess Of China', and the stripped back intimacy of 'Us Against The World'. All of the other elements of big choruses and sing-along's spanning the entire Coldplay back catalogue are present and correct… and Chris Martin's voice seems to have found a renewed strength to cope with the massive venues the band now fills.”
North American fans! Stay warm with the new DCfC Winter Hat and Scarf! Get yours here: https://t.co/DMRZtBFRGy https://t.co/tOb6Qb5Pwr
Pick up #Kintsugi for $7.99 this week on @GooglePlayMusic! https://t.co/MOHBUvfsYA
Ben is featured on the upcoming season of #SalomonRunningTV! Watch the trailer here: https://t.co/mLIYdnU3mi
.@BottleRockNapa! DCfC will be performing on Saturday, 5/28. Single day tix on sale tomorrow, 2/2 at 10 am PST. https://t.co/piYQXHCVEr
Ben discussed the classic American novel, "The Brothers K" by David James Duncan with #UnboundedBookClub. https://t.co/XECnGbyuNM
Watch DCfC cover @remhq’s ‘Fall on Me’ w/ Peter Buck + Mike Mills last weekend at Todos Santos Music Festival: https://t.co/4PA01UP5HD
Nick & John Paul Jones // Todos Santos, Mexico // Photo by @racheldemy #DCFCTour https://t.co/6oA3wkSGoW
DCfC's @facebook has been hacked and someone is posting spam from the page. We are working to resolve the issue ASAP.
Todos Santos Music Festival // Todos Santos, Mexico // Photo by @racheldemy #DCFCTour https://t.co/GKBfniyLU6
"The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" is featured on @KCRW Virtual Reality! Download the app and check it out. https://t.co/BDd55y93s1
Ben reflects on Jack Kerouac's "Big Sur" on the #UnboundedBookClub on @TuneIn - https://t.co/TFTquumKcV
.@Bonnaroo! We are thrilled to announce that DCfC will be performing this June. Tix on sale Friday, 1/22 at noon ET. https://t.co/Qp1NYG1Lq3
Nick is this week's guest on KNOBS, a podcast on sound design and gear! Listen here: https://t.co/J3Kp89idIr https://t.co/A1Q3ddr9wd
Throwback to DCfC performing "Black Sun" at Riverside Theater on 5/4 which was broadcast live by @Yahoo/@LiveNation: https://t.co/Eyatdw3h6x
Ben talked about the book "Everything Matters" by @rcurriejr w/ @tunein #UnboundedBookClub: https://t.co/t9fVrRVV4W https://t.co/QGMuBd7wGv