Johnny Marr Permanently Joins The Cribs, Readies New Single

The former Smith sure is keeping busy!Learn all about his latest endeavor here.The quartet's premiere collaboration will hit shops by Christmas.Brand new press shot (featuring JM) accompanies this post. - Source

Download - The Cribs "I'm A Realist" (Postal Service Remix)

It is a known fact that we love the Wakefield trio The Cribs. But what happens when you take their rough around the edges pop and mix in the polished electro beats from Postal Service? Surprisingly, it works quite well, which you can hear in this great remix of "I'm A Realist." So go snag yourself some free music - Source

Johnny Marr Solo Plans

Smiths legend Johnny Marr dropped by Xfm to play his favourite records and talk all things Cribs, Smiths and his future solo plans. - Source

The Cribs and Johnny Marr bring a Smiths classic to the Shockwaves NME Awards

Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr joined up with The Cribs at the Shockwaves NME Awards this evening (February 28) to perform two songs. - Source

New Cribs - "I'm A Realist (Postal Service Remix)"

The Brothers Jarman take a break from their apparent quest to make a video for every song from their great Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever long enough to have someone do a remix of latest single "I'm A Realist." But not just any "someone": this comes from Laptop For Cutie project the Postal Service. And what separates a Postal Service Remix from the more frequently occurring Dntel remix? Well Jimmy's gotta be joined by Ben, so on this sustain-synth smeared, thinly clicked reworking Gibbard makes sure to color up the scene by singing "bum," "bum," and of course "bum." Obviously Jimmy could have/probably did just crib those monosyllabic melodies from any of a number of Death Cab tunes, but still the sound is more Postal Service than it is say James Figurine. - Source

Watch ex-Smiths man Johnny Marr and The Cribs jam backstage

Johnny Marr joined The Cribs on the Manchester leg of the Shockwaves NME Tour at the weekend, playing The Smiths' 'Panic' plus the Wakefield trio's 'I'm A Realist' as part of the band's headline set. - Source

Death Cab for Franz Ferdinand

One of my favorite movie quotes of all time comes from a quickly uttered line in the 80's classic 'Say Anything':

"You probably got it all figured out, Corey. If you start out depressed everything's kind of a pleasant surprise. " - Lloyd Dobbler

Such is my general outlook on life... if you start off jaded you won't be disappointed by whatever gets tossed at you. This was the state that I walked into The Aragon Ballroom last night to see the indie-hype-package-tour of Death Cab For Cutie, Franz Ferdinand and The Cribs. I make no qualms about being an indie elitist bastard (except the qualm that the tag is entirely unfair as I'm not really an elitist as I want the world to share in my musical joys) but man, did I feel like the ultimate music snob last night.