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A tug at the heartstrings: The thing about bands and orchestral accompanyment

By Sarah Contreras | April 18, 2012

Unlike most things, Death Cab for Cutie is better with strings attached. Let me explain. After collaborating with the Magik*Magik Orchestra — a string octet from San Francisco — on 2011’s Codes and Keys, Death Cab decided that some of their older...

Lou Reed, Metallica bad kind of strange

Lou Reed, Metallica bad kind of strange

By Connor Rice | October 31, 2011

You can't force weird. Metallica is living proof of this fact. When done correctly, "weird" can give society a shot in the arm and ignite a countercultural shift. But half-hearted attempts to keep a career interesting rarely stack up in the "all-time"...

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