Montreal band The Dears stopped by the KEXP studio in Seattle on November 6th, performing ‘Lights Off’ and ‘Money Babies’ from their 2008 album ‘Missles’. Watch the performances below the cut. (more…)
The Dears are out with the video to their new single ‘Money Babies’, off the Montreal, Quebec indie rock group’s fourth full-length studio album ‘Missiles’, out now on Dangerbird Records. Watch it below the cut. (more…)
Time Off magazine spoke with The Dears’ keyboardist Valerie Jodoin-Keaton about their third album ‘Gang Of Losers’. “We tracked and recorded ‘Gang Of Losers’ live in the studio, which was much more enjoyable,” Jodoin-Keaton explained. “It was done in [frontman Murray Lightman’s] home studio, and it was all recorded in as few takes as possible. Basically we tried to make it as live sounding as possible. It was a lot more spontaneous, and I think our energy came through better than on ‘No Cities Left’. ‘Gang Of Losers’ was recorded on tape, and the idea was to capture the energy that we emit in our live performances, because a lot of people told us that they appreciated our live performances much more than they enjoyed ‘No Cities Left’.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.
The Dears are out with the video to their new single ‘Whites Only Party’, from the album ‘Gang Of Losers’. Watch it via YouTube below.
Evan Dando of The Lemonheads and The Dears were featured on WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia for a live set. Listen to The Dears perform ‘Ticket to Immortality’, ‘Bandwagoneers’, ‘Whites Only Party’, ‘There Goes My Outfit’, and ‘You and I Are a Gang of Losers’, while Dando performs ‘The Outdoor Type’, ‘Being Around’, ‘No Backbone’, and ‘My Idea’ via NPR.org below.
The Dears frontman Murray Lightburn tells Time Off magazine the songwriting process for their latest effort ‘Gang of Losers’ was drastically different, and almost the opposite of what the Dears had done in the past. “The process behind ‘No Cities Left’ was much more of a cut’n’paste process,” he explained, “whereas this was much more moments of clarity, and moments of it coming crashing down on you – words and melodies and chords all coming down together and just rushing to the nearest instrument and hashing it out quickly and record it on whatever is near by [to] hold onto it.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.
Ambulance LTD, Brendan Benson, Nine Black Alps, Spoon, and The Dears performed at The Village Voice 5th Annual Siren Music Festival on Saturday (July 16) on Coney Island in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
The Dears are out with the video to their new single ’22: The Death Of All Romance’, off the Canadian rock band’s second album ‘No Cities Left’, out now on MapleMusic Recordings. Watch it via YouTube below.
The Dears performed in concert at the Astoria on Tuesday (July 5) in London, England. Check out pictures from WireImage.