The Dears at the ICA, London
Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 12 November 2004
Generally described as "cinematic" — code for "prone to moroseness; just add muted horns" — the Dears are more a horror double-bill tonight. As Montreal's contribution to North America's current run of indie Anglophilia, they have been picking up album-of-the-year reviews for their first UK release, No Cities Left. The difference, though, between the quietly gloomy CD and the live spectacle is remarkable.
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