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Sundance 2012 Blog: Keaton Simons

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From Blog, posted 1.25.12 I’ve always had a special connection to Sundance because my late grandpa David Rayfiel and festival founder Robert Redford were extremely close friends and associates. My grandpa David wrote The Way We Were, Three Days of the Condor, Out Of Africa, and many other films starring Redford. Admittedly this is… Read more...


Death Cab for Cutie: The Importance of Being Earnest

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.16.11 Indie rock can be the paradise of the jaded and the irony-driven, so for that world’s songwriters, focusing on the art of earnestness can be tricky. A well-cultivated sense of detachment sometimes scrapes up against naked baring of emotion in the most unpleasant ways. However, for nearly 15 years, West… Read more...


Death Cab for Cutie Cranks It Up

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.01.08 “It’s creepy and heavy. We’ve got a ten-minute long Can jam, and had you suggested that possibility to me in 1998, I’d have eaten your puppy’s brain with a spoon.” No, that’s not some shock-rocker pumping up his latest sonic gorefest, but Chris Walla, singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer for the… Read more...


Death Cab For Cutie

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.09.06 On album number five, Plans, rising modern rock band Death Cab for Cutie has definitely arrived. It’s their first release on a major, Atlantic Records, after selling nearly half-a-million copies of their 2003 album, Transatlanticism, on the Seattle-based independent Barsuk label. And it comes on the heels of their high-profile… Read more...


BMI Spotlights Music at 2005 Sundance Film Festival

From News, posted 1.11.05 BMI will be hosting its annual Songwriters Snowball and Composer/Director roundtable at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, being held this year in Park City, UT from January 20-30. BMI has been an ongoing sponsor of the Festival, as well as the Sundance Composers Lab held annually at… Read more...