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All Messed Up: Tegan and Sara On Success and New Album Heartthrob

Glide Magazine's Editor Peter Zimmerman spoke with Sara Quin last week about the new album. In their talk, Sara discusses the frustrations she finds with indie rock's obsession with obscurity and antipathy for widespread success, what it's like to work with someone who has produced records for P!nk and why she and Tegan are the next Beyoncé.

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Ben Gibbard: Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA 11/13/2012

While this concert revealed the inconsistent quality of his recent solo work, and also exposed just how central Death Cab For Cutie’s instrumentation is to the power of their songs, Ben Gibbard put on a thoroughly enjoyable and downright exquisite performance.

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Death Cab for Cutie: UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA, 8/12/11

Death Cab has perfected the nuance of seductive annihilation. “I Will Possess Your Heart”, “Cath” and “Long Division” stroked the membrane, while “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” was a mesmerizing lullaby with Gibbard standing on the stage alone with his acoustic guitar, pouring his soul out on a blue-lighted stage. Even then, he could not stand still. At times, like on “We Looked Like Giants” and “The Sound Of Settling”, it was like he was an ADD moth teasing a flame.

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