Missiles (album)

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Studio album by The Dears
Released 20 October 2008
Genre Indie rock
Length 58:16
Label Dangerbird Records
MapleMusic Recordings
The Dears chronology
Gang of Losers
(2006)Gang of Losers2006
Degeneration Street
(2011)Degeneration Street2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100 link
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (77%) link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Blender 3.5/5 stars link
ChartAttack 5/5 stars link
The Guardian 4/5 stars
NME 7/10 stars
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10) link
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars link
Spin 2.5/5 stars link
The Toronto Star 3/4 stars link

Missiles is the fourth full-length studio album by Canadian indie rock band The Dears, which was released on October 20, 2008 on Dangerbird Records in the United States and MapleMusic Recordings in Canada.


The album was marked by creative tensions within the band. By the time the recording process was complete, most of the supporting musicians had left, leaving only core members Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak.[1] Lightburn subsequently selected several other musicians, including members of Pony Up, as a temporary touring band; most of the band's earlier lineup later returned for the 2011 album Degeneration Street.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Murray Lightburn.
No. Title Length
1. "Disclaimer" 6:44
2. "Dream Job" 4:32
3. "Money Babies" 4:17
4. "Berlin Heart" 4:26
5. "Lights Off" 8:02
6. "Crisis 1 & 2" 3:43
7. "Demons" 5:00
8. "Missiles" 5:01
9. "Meltdown in A Major" 5:09
10. "Saviour" 11:20



  • George Donoso III - Drums, Background Vocals, Handclaps
  • Roberto Arquila - Bass Guitar, Percussion
  • Murray Lightburn - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion
  • Patrick Krief - Guitar, Mellotron, Background Vocals, Percussion
  • Robert Benvie - Guitar, Banjo, Snyth, Background Vocals, Percussion
  • Adrian Popovich - Guitar
  • Natalia Yanchak - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Aaron Seligman - Handclaps
  • Jonathon Achtman - Handclaps
  • Brian Smith - Handclaps
  • Jason Thomas - Handclaps, Percussion
  • Matt Watkins - Trumpet
  • Chris Seligman - French Horn
  • Evan Cranley - Trombone
  • Jade McNelis - Violin
  • Marika - VLNS
  • Anthony Shaw - VLNS
  • Kristina Koropecki - Cello
  • Rev. William Lightburn - Saxophone
  • Every Kid Choir: Amethyste Baranes, Samuel Baranes, Amelia Bonter, Esme Steadman-Gantous, Simone Steadman-Gantous, Erika Vigneault, Sinna Mouilin-Creyx, Varnen Pareukan, Abby Gilbert, Maria Gabriela

Other Personnel[edit]


  • Daniel Lagace, Drew Malamud - Studio Plateau, MTL
  • Joseph Donovan, Adrian Popovich - Mountain City, MTL
  • Jace Lasek - Breakglass, MTL


  • Roberto Arquila, Murray Lightburn, Drew Malamud - Hotel 2 Tango, MTL


  • Bob Ludwig - Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME


  • Edward Maloney

A&R: Jeff Castelaz and Peter Walker
MANAGEMENT: Dangerbird
LEGALMENT: Craig Averill, Esq.


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