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The Dears

The Dears are a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec.

The band formed in 1995 and released their first album, End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story, in 2000. In 2001 and 2002 they also released the EPs Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique and Protest, as well as a collection of unreleased songs, Nor the Dahlias. They have opened for Sloan and Morrissey. In 2003 they released their second full-length album, No Cities Left.

The lineup of the band changes frequently, the only constant member being Murray Lightburn. The current members of the band are George Donoso, Valerie Jodoin-Keaton, Patrick Krief, Martin Pelland, and Lightburn's wife, Natalia Yanchak - and have been since 2004.

The band's music has been described as a cross between The Smiths, Serge Gainsbourg and Joy Division, with Lightburn's singing voice being likened to that of Blur's Damon Albarn and, more obviously, Morrissey of The Smiths.

==New Album=

On April 26th 2006 Murray posted a MySpace? blog which contained information about their upcoming album. Titled as ...
years active 1995 – present
origin Montreal, Quebec
music genre Indie rock
current members Murray Lightburn
George Donoso
Valerie Jodoin-Keaton
Natalia Yanchak
Patrick Krief
Martin Pelland
past members Richard MacDonald
John Tod
Andrew White
Roberto Arquilla
Brigitte Mayes
Jonathan Cohen
Rob Benvie
Joseph Donovan

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