Live Review: Death Cab for Cutie at Edgefield, 7/8


There was a brief moment in the mid-2000s when this tiny band from a quaint college town in Washington named Death Cab for Cutie threatened to become the Most Important Band In America. Spin featured the group in a cover story that touted the quartet as the “next R.E.M.” They were even name-checked on The O.C. as the favorite band of the show’s resident emotive over-thinker, Seth Cohen, which ...   More
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Life on the Side

Dave Depper landed his dream gig. What happens when he wakes up?

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Dave Depper is doing his best to keep himself together. He flew back from London the previous night, and his jet lag is colliding with this godforsaken Portland heat wave. A few days prior, he was ons   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Dave Depper Is Now A Member of Death Cab For Cutie

Longtime Portland musician has replaced Chris Walla (in the touring band, at least).

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Dave Depper has one of the most extensive resumes of any musician in Portland. He's done stints with Ray LaMontagne, Fruit Bats, Robyn Hitchcock, Menomena and Peter Buck and Robert Fripp's Slow Music project, among a zillion others. Now, he's landed his biggest gig yet: playing guitar for Death Cab for Cutie. Earlier today, the Seattle emo luminaries announced its first show of the year, a ...   More
Friday, January 16, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Bill O'Reilly to Cover Oregon and Dave Depper: Shut Up, Pinheads!

O'Reilly's Website labels commercial featuring local musician's song "dumbest ad ever."


Add Portland musician, Ram re-creator, and touring member of Menomena (among a grillion other bands), Dave Depper, to the expansive list of things that really get Bill O'Reilly's goat.OK, so maybe Papa Bear has little idea what his web-monkeys are posting over at Still, it stands to reason that anything related to Lil' Beirut is going to stick in the old coot's craw—especially ...   More
Thursday, September 26, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Jackpot Records to Release Dave Depper's RAM Project, Ylang Ylang, Crock

It looks like Jackpot Records label—hitherto popular for its reissues from classic area bands like punk legends the Wipers, vaguely religious rockers A New Dawn as well as cult groups like Boston Spaceships and experimental music god Jandek—is stepping up its label game a bit. The label, run by Isaac Slusarenko, who also runs two lovely brick-and-mortar Portland record stores of the same ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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