The Dears

Canadian Rocker Details 'Struggle' To Complete New Solo Album

The Huffington Post Canada | Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

Murray Lightburn, singer of Montreal band The Dears, has made a mother of a solo album. "Mass:Light" is an electronic concept album, a sci-fi story...

Dears Singer Reveals Solo Album Coming Via Comic Strip

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

It appears Murray Lightburn, the lead singer of Montreal band The Dears, has a new solo album coming out. But the only details we know about it have ...

M for Montreal: How La Belle Ville Survived 'Next Seattle' Status to Maintain its Music Scene's Fire

Huffington Post Music Canada | Dave Jaffer | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

In the early- to mid-2000s, propelled by the global successes of Arcade Fire, The Dears, Stars and The Stills, Montreal became considered among the wo...

Now That I'm a Mom, I'm Less Vice and More Economist

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Music
Natalia Yanchak

Pondering the genesis of hipsterdom, I often trace it back to Vice, and the importance they laid on the concept of "cool." I mean, Vice didn't invent it, they just presented a pre-existing sub-culture in a consumable format. And yeah: back then, I understood what Vice was because I was living it. But it's not 1997. After having a kid, I was admittedly nervous about having a full-colour, glossy magazine showing stylized images of syringes, used condoms and blood-soaked models lying around the house.

As Music Gets Apathetic, I'm Looking for Other Creative Outlets

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Music
Natalia Yanchak

Lately I've been obsessed with today's musical climate. Too long have I agonized over this sentiment, trying to reconcile whether "it's just me" or if music has evolved into a new beast with unusual behaviours I no longer understand. But I've decided: Modern music, I am done with thee. What keeps me going is the knowledge that people are still putting their souls into things. How do I know? Because it is in our human nature to create.