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The Cribs

Yorkshire, England's the Cribs feature three brothers: vocalist/guitarist Ryan Jarman, bassist/vocalist Gary, and drummer Ross. The trio began playing together at an early age, debuting at a family party in the late '80s when twins Gary and Ryan were nine years old and Ross was just five. The brothers grew up with similar musical tastes, blending quintessentially British influences like the Beatles, Sex Pistols, and Smiths with American indie rock like Beat Happening and Bobby Conn. Eventually, the Cribs got to play with both Beat Happening's Calvin Johnson and Conn; Conn liked the Cribs so much that he invited them to record with him in his Chicago studio. The Cribs released three singles, Another Number, What About Me, and You Were Always the One, before signing to Wichita Records in late 2003. The band spent 2004 readying its self-titled debut album, which was recorded in London's famed Toerag Studios; touring with the Datsuns; and performing at that year's CMJ Festival. Late that year they began working on their second album with Orange Juice's Edwyn Collins as producer. The Cribs was released in the U.S. in early 2005. Later in the year, the band issued its second album, The New Fellas. Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever, which boasted production by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, arrived in 2007. That same year, Gary met Johnny Marr, an admitted fan of the band. They began collaborating on some songs, with Marr joining the band on-stage throughout the 2008 NME awards tour. By August 2008, Marr had officially joined the band, and the resulting album, Ignore the Ignorant, arrived late in 2009. In April of 2011, Marr announced he was quitting the group to work on solo material, leaving the remaining bandmembers to work on their next record. Back to their original trio lineup, the Jarmans recorded songs at Dave Fridmann's upstate New York Tarbox Studios; at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago; and at London's Abbey Road Studios. The results, the raw but tuneful In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, arrived in May 2012. Early in 2013, the compilation Payola arrived, which collected songs from the early period of their career that spanned 2002-2012. The compilation cleaned the slate for the band and in 2014 they began writing sessions in Portland, Oregon before they crossed to the East coast into New York’s Magic Shop studio to begin recording. They recruited Cars frontman and respected producer Ric Ocasek to work on their sixth album For All My Sisters, which arrived in 2015. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Men's Needs
  3.   Mirror Kissers
  4.   Ignore the Ignorant
  5.   Come On, Be A No One
  6.   You Were Always the One
  7.   Butterflies
  8.   Cheat on Me
  9.   Girls Like Mystery
  10.   Better Than Me
  11.   City of Bugs
  12.   Last Year's Snow
  13.   Hey Scenesters!
  14.   Anna
  15.   I Should Have Helped
  16.   We're Gonna Love
  17.   What About Me
  18.   Arena Rock Encore with Full Cast
  19.   Get Yr Hands Out of My Grave
  20.   Moving Pictures
  21.   Finally Free
  22.   Pacific Time
  23.   Ancient History
  24.   We Can No Longer Cheat You
  25.   An Ivory Hand
  26.   Leather Jacket Love Song
  27.   I'm a Realist
  28.   Our Bovine Public
  29.   My Life Flashed Before My Eyes
  30.   Hello? Oh...
  31.   Major's Titling Victory
  32.   Wish I Knew You in the 90's
  33.   Another Number
  34.   Learning How to Fight
  35.   The Watch Trick
  36.   Fevers And Seizures
  37.   Pink Snow
  38.   Spring on Broadway
  39.   Diamond Girl
  40.   Summer of Chances
  41.   Simple Story
  42.   Different Angle
  43.   Your Eyes Are Dreaming
  44.   Heaven Just Knows
  45.   Tell Me Darling
  46.   Like a Gift Giver
  47.   Glitters Like Gold
  48.   We Were Aborted
  49.   Victim of Mass Production
  50.   Nothing
  51.   I've Tried Everything
  52.   Haunted
  53.   Martell
  54.   Third Outing
  55.   Direction
  56.   Baby Don't Sweat
  57.   Tri'elle
  58.   Things You Should Be Knowing
  59.   We Share the Same Skies
  60.   Emasculate Me
  61.   Chi-Town
  62.   Be Safe
  63.   Cowlily
  64.   Mr. Wrong
  65.   The New Fellas
  66.   Uptight
  67.   Back to the Bolthole
  68.   We Share the Same Sides
  69.   I See Your Pictures Every Day
  70.   Stalagmites
  71.   Lights Went Out
  72.   I'm Alright Me
  73.   Save Your Secrets
  74.   The Wrong Way to Be
  75.   Things Aren't Gonna Change
  76.   Kind Words from the Broken Hearted
  77.   Pure O
  78.   Shoot the Poets
  79.   You & I
  80.   Don't Believe In Me
  81.   Stick to Yr Guns
  82.   Orange Star Rattle
  83.   Burning for No One
  84.   Hari Kari
  85.   Jaded Youth
  86.   City Storms
  87.   Regina, Don't Get Lost
  88.   Don't You Wanna Be Relevant?
  89.   Confident Men
  90.   It Was Only Love