The Life and Times
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The Life and Times


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"7.4 out of 10"

7.4 out of 10 Pitchfork Media
(Suburban Hymns 2005) - Ptchfork Media

"4 out of 5"

4 out of 5 stars Alternative Press
(suburban Hymns 2005) - Alternative Press

"4 out of 5"

4 out of 5 stars Alternative Press
(The Magician EP 2006) - Alternative Press

"100 Bands to Watch 2007"

Featured in Alternative Press' top 100 Bands to Watch in 2007
The Life and Times - Alternative Press


The Magician CDEP
2006 Stiff Slack Records
I know you are
Killing Them Softly
Ave Maria
The Sound of the Ground

The Life and Times/Nueva Vulcano Split CD/10"
2006 Trece Grabaciones
My Parade (Muscle Cars Freeman Moxy Remix)
The Silent Take
Mighty Joe Moon
El beso en el Acuario
Palo Rosa

Suburban Hyms CD
2005 Desoto Records
My Last Hostage
Coat of Arms
Charlotte St.
Muscle Cars
Thrill Ride
Running Redlights
Shift Your Gaze
Mea Culpa
A Chorus of Crickets

The Flat End of the Earth CDEP
2003 54 40' or Fight!
Raisin in the Sun
High Scores
Movies and Books
The Flat End of the Earth



Since August of 2005, The Life and Times has played over 100 shows in support of their debut full-length release Suburban Hymns (DeSoto) on US tours with bands like Murder By Death, Pelican, Mono, Sparta, Pinback, Engine Down, and William Elliot Whitmore. In June of 2006, they headlined a two week tour of Spain in support of an eponymous split CD/10", both of which with urgent post-rockers from Barcelona, Nueva Vulcano (ex-Aina).

The Magician EP (Stiff Slack), their fourth overall release, is a fad-free snapshot of a band thatÂ’s constantly morphing from a dragon, to a butterfly, to blinding white light, to a bird, to Godzilla, and back again, often within the space of just one song. RIYLs don't do the band justice from a recorded or live standpoint, but suffice it to say that the sound on the Magician EP puts them in company with artists like Pink Floyd, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Built to Spill and just a pinch of early U2. In October of 2006 they headlined a successful Japanese tour in support of The Magician for Stiff Slack Records (Mercury Program, 31 Knots, Shiner, Mates of State), and then a US/Canadian excursion in November and December of 2006. Domo.