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 is composed of 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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NEWS: Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, Low and Suzanne Vega amongst additions for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
  –  April 10, 2018
Southbank Centre has announced more acts for Robert Smith’s Meltdown festival (15–24 June 2018) including American alternative rock group Death Cab For Cutie; the UK premiere ... as well as free music taking place alongside the Thames on Southbank ...
Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit and more added to Robert Smith's Meltdown
  –  April 10, 2018
Today, the list has just got bigger, with Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit ... Robert Smith also gave a rare interview to BBC 6 Music this morning (10th April), talking about his recent media silence and the forthcoming Meltdown.
Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard tells why he sort of hates LA
  –  April 3, 2018
The band Death Cab for Cutie got its start in Bellingham ... "I think just aesthetically, when it comes to music it is very easy now to make everything sound perfect. You know, the drummer can play the drums. One pass through the song and you can ...
NEWS: Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, Low and Suzanne Vega amongst additions for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
  –  April 10, 2018
including American alternative rock group Death Cab For Cutie; the UK premiere of ‘Liminal’ – the immersive live sound experience performed by Sigur Ros singer ‎Jónsi, musician and artist Alex Somers and composer Paul Corley; an intimate ...
Hear Top Northwest Drummer Chat for Free at KEXP
  –  April 11, 2018
The drumming podcast ‘The Trap Set’ heads to Seattle on April 12 with drummers from Pearl Jam, Death Cab For Cutie, and more. Nobody wants to talk to the drummer. Relegated to the back of the stage, they toil away outside of the spotlight’s shine.
NEWS: Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, Low and Suzanne Vega amongst additions for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
  –  April 10, 2018
Southbank Centre has announced more acts for Robert Smith’s Meltdown festival (15–24 June 2018) including American alternative rock group Death Cab For Cutie; the UK premiere of ‘Liminal’ – the immersive live sound experience performed by Sigur ...
The Second Wave of Meltdown Festival Acts Is a Saddo's Paradise
  –  April 10, 2018
Please see the full list of new names via this informative video from the good people at the Southbank Centre: Some highlights there for you: Death Cab For Cutie. Frightened Rabbit. Fucking Low. Suzanne Vega! It's good shit (and they've added quite a lot ...
Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit and more added to Robert Smith's Meltdown
  –  April 10, 2018
Last month, 2018’s Meltdown announced a hell of a lineup - curated by Robert Smith - signing up the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails and The Libertines. Today, the list has just got bigger, with Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit ...
Listen: Bob Dylan, Kesha, more remake classic love songs for LGBT couples
  –  April 6, 2018
Bob Dylan, Kesha, St. Vincent, Death Cab for Cutie lead singer Benjamin Gibbard, Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke and Valerie June reimagine classic love songs for LGBT couples in MGM International Resorts’ EP, “Universal Love.” MGM Resorts International ...
The Decemberists, Death Cab For Cutie and Jeff Tweedy to Headline Travelers’ Rest Fest
  –  March 6, 2018
The Travelers’ Rest Festival is a two-day gathering in Missoula, Mt. scheduled for Aug. 4-5. Presented by The Decemberists, the event will also feature indie royalty like Death Cab for Cutie and Jeff Tweedy as well as the legendary Mavis Staples.

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