Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie

 

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Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997.[6] The band comprises Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass), Dave Depper (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Zac Rae (keyboards, guitar), and Jason McGerr (drums). In 2014, founding guitarist and producer Chris Walla announced that he would be departing from the band after recording their eighth studio album, Kintsugi.

The band was originally a solo project by Ben Gibbard, when he released the demo album You Can Play These Songs with Chords to positive reception. This led to a record deal with Barsuk Records.[7] Gibbard decided to expand the project into a complete band, releasing their debut album Something About Airplanes in 1998, and their second album, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, in 2000; both records were positively received in the indie community. Their third album, 2001's The Photo Album, gave the band their first charting single, and the release of the group's fourth album Transatlanticism, in 2003, gained the band mainstream critical and commercial success. After signing with Atlantic Records, Death Cab For Cutie released their fifth album and major-label debut Plans in 2005, which received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The band released their sixth album Narrow Stairs in 2008, which served as a stylistic departure for the group. Their seventh album, 2011's Codes and Keys, featured the band's first number one single, "You Are a Tourist". Their eighth studio album Kintsugi, the last to feature Walla, was released on March 31, 2015.

Death Cab for Cutie's music has been labeled as indie rock, indie pop, and alternative rock. It is noted for its use of unconventional instrumentation, as well as Gibbard's distinctive voice and unique lyrical style. Since their formation, the band has released eight full-length studio albums, four EPs, two live EPs, one live album, and one demo album.

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I Will Possess Your Heart
 
"I Will Possess Your Heart" is an alternative rock song recorded by the American band Death Cab for Cutie.
Codes and Keys
 
Codes and Keys is the seventh studio album by Death Cab for Cutie, released on May 31, 2011.
Narrow Stairs
 
Narrow Stairs is the sixth studio album by indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, released on May 12, 2008 in the United Kingdom and on May 13, 2008, in the United States, on Atlantic and Barsuk Records.Four singles were released for the album: "I Will Possess Your Heart", "Cath...", "No Sunlight", and "Grapevine Fires".
I Will Follow You into the Dark
 
"I Will Follow You into the Dark" is a song by indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, the third single from their fifth album Plans, released on August 30, 2005.Written and performed by Ben Gibbard, it is an acoustic solo ballad, and was recorded in monaural with a single microphone and little editing.The single was released on Atlantic Records, becoming one of Death Cab for Cutie's lowest-charting singles, peaking number 28 on the Modern Rock Tracks, number 66 on the UK Singles Chart and failing to chart on the Billboard Hot 100; however, "I Will Follow You into the Dark" was certified as gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and is the band's best-selling single to-date.

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Popular Live Albums2

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St. Vincent, Death Cab for Cutie, Phantogram Managers Team Up for New Company, Brilliant Corners
  –  December 6, 2017
"For a long time, Joe and I were evaluating how best to expand Zeitgeist in the midst of the rapidly changing music industry," said Kurland ... Big Grams Bob Mould Charly Bliss Dan Deacon Death Cab for Cutie EL VY Gabriel Roth Gilligan Moss Jimmy ...
LISTEN: Death Cab For Cutie Release Unheard Recording of Their First Ever Show
  –  November 23, 2017
To mark their 20 year anniversary as a band, Death Cab For Cutie (DCFC) have released an unheard recording ... Four unique acts play an eclectic mix of r&b/soul, electronic, funk and rock music to a familiar crowd. Spotify has bought the Stolkholm based ...
Death Cab for Cutie Celebrate 20th Anniversary of First-Ever Live Show
  –  November 22, 2017
Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie will mark their 20th anniversary this week with ... Fanclub's 1991 seminal album Bandwagonesque earlier this year via Canvasback Music/Turntable Kitchen. Gibbard's take on Bandwagonesque, hailed by Rolling ...
Listen to a very rare recording of Death Cab for Cutie’s very first show in 1997
  –  November 29, 2017
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Death Cab For Cutie have released rare recording of their very ... cross-legged on the floor were 25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians. Everyone played acoustic or semi-acoustic with no PA.
Now Streaming: Live Recording of Death Cab For Cutie’s First Live Show
  –  November 27, 2017
Twenty years ago this month, Death Cab For Cutie played their first-ever live show in a friend ... cross-legged on the floor were 25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians.” In the recording you can hear the members of the audience talking between ...
Death Cab for Cutie Release First-Ever Live Show For 20th Anniversary
  –  November 24, 2017
"This is a recording of the first ever Death Cab For Cutie show," band leader Ben Gibbard said in ... cross-legged on the floor were 25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians. Everyone played acoustic or semi-acoustic with no PA.
Death Cab For Cutie Share Recording Of Their First Show 20 Years Ago Today
  –  November 24, 2017
Aspiring musicians take note: Record and save everything you do ... but it certainly was not the case back in 1997 when Death Cab For Cutie were getting off the ground. Fortunately, Death Cab’s friend Trevor Adams had the foresight to record their ...
LISTEN: Death Cab For Cutie Release Unheard Recording of Their First Ever Show
  –  November 23, 2017
To mark their 20 year anniversary as a band, Death Cab For Cutie (DCFC) have released an unheard recording ... cross-legged on the floor were 25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians. Everyone played acoustic or semi-acoustic with no PA."
Death Cab for Cutie Share Recording of First Show in Honor of 20th Anniversary
  –  November 22, 2017
While preparing a new album for 2018, Death Cab for Cutie paused to honor the 20th anniversary of ... that night as the group played to “25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians” shortly after Gibbard and bandmate Chris Walla completed their ...
Death Cab For Cutie share audio from first ever show, tease ninth album
  –  November 22, 2017
Death Cab For Cutie are marking the twentieth (twentieth ... sprawled across couches and sitting crosslegged on the floor were 25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians. Everyone played acoustic or semi-acoustic with no PA. Trevor made and passed ...
Death Cab For Cutie Shares Live Recording On 20th Anniversary Of 1st Concert
  –  November 22, 2017
The Pacer House in Bellingham, Washington hosted the first live Death Cab for Cutie performance on November 22 ... cross-legged on the floor were 25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians. Everyone played acoustic or semi-acoustic with no PA.
Hear Death Cab for Cutie’s First-Ever Live Performance, Recorded in 1997
  –  November 22, 2017
Twenty years ago today, Death Cab for Cutie staged their first full-band performance ... and sitting cross-legged on the floor were 25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians. Everyone played acoustic or semi-acoustic with no PA.

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