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The Dears

Lost in the Plot

by (author) Lorraine Carpenter

Invisible Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2011
Rock, History & Criticism, Popular Culture
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2011
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2011
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  • Grade: 11,12


Over a decade after the release of their first album, The Dears have weathered the indie fringes, the collapse of the music industry as we knew it and the near implosion of the band itself, with their creative vision and gang dynamic intact. The Dears: Lost in the Plot looks at how The Dears survived the fallout, and helped launch the acclaimed mid-aughts music scene in their hometown of Montréal. The Dears: Lost in the Plot is the first book in Invisible Publishing’s new Bibliophonic series. The Bibliophonic Series is a catalogue of the ongoing history of contemporary music. Each book is a time capsule, capturing artists and their work as we see them, providing a unique look at some of today’s most exciting musicians.

About the author

Lorraine Carpenter has been a professional music journalist for over a decade. Currently, she reports, interviews and critiques for Montreal’s anglo alternative weekly, the Mirror, where she’s also copy editor, and for the Los Angeles-based glossy Under the Radar. She has been regular contributor to Exclaim and Chart magazines, and her writing has also appeared in The Fader, Vice Magazine and on CBC Radio 2 and Radio 3.

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Editorial Reviews

"With candid storytelling on the band’s rise and fall... the book paints a vulgar picture of a band who never quite got the success it deserved. Carpenter’s in-depth analysis of their discography and behind the scenes drama makes The Dears: Lost in the Plot the quintessential book for fans of Montreal’s unsung heroes"The Coast

The Coast