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Today marks the release of the 10th anniversary edition of Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism. To celebrate the occasion we tapped into the nostalgia drives of our writing team and asked them to reminisce on each track.

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Alex Schaff and the guys from Yellow Ostrich are back at it again with a video for “Ghost” that tugs at the heartstrings. Director Frank Larson’s adds a gorgeous visual dimension to the track. The piece evokes an extreme sense of loneliness, beginning with Schaff sitting alone staring out a window. But what makes it so hauntingly beautiful is how his […]

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Yellow Ostrich‘s 2011 album The Mistress caught my attention because of standout tracks like “WHALE” and “I Think U Are The Ghost”, and their follow-up Strange Land officially locked them in as one of my favorite up-and-coming artists. In the year between those two releases, it was apparent the band and their songwriting had matured, […]

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As frontman Alex Schaaf noted at the beginning of their set, this was Yellow Ostrich’s third time playing at Black Cat but their first time headlining. The sold out crowd at Black Cat seemed to realize the subtle significance of this statement. The band’s popularity has changed quite a bit since recording Strange Land. The critically […]

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Maps & Atlases last album, Perch Patchwork, saw the Chicago quartet embrace their once-dormant pop sensibilities. Long touted for their mathematically-intricate musicianship, tracks like “Solid Ground” and “Israeli Caves” saw the band blend angular guitar and drum beats with gorgeous melodies. Today the Barsuk signees released “Fever,” the first taste of their upcoming record, Beware […]

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