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Bellingham WA, United States (1997 – present)

Death Cab for Cutie is an American band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band consists of Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Chris Walla (guitar, keyboards), Nicholas Harmer (bass), and Jason McGerr (drums).

Death Cab began as a solo project of Ben Gibbard, now the band’s vocalist and guitarist. Gibbard took the band name from the satirical song Death Cab for Cutie, performed by The Bonzo Dog Band in The Beatles’ 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour. As Death Cab for Cutie, Gibbard released a cassette titled You Can Play These Songs With Chords; the release was surprisingly successful, and Gibbard decided to expand the band into a complete project. He recruited Chris Walla (who had also worked on the cassette) as an electric guitarist, Nick Harmer as bass guitarist, and Nathan Good to play drums.

The four released the LP Something About Airplanes on August 18th 1998. The album was favorably reviewed in the independent music scene, and in 2000 the band released We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes. Nathan Good left the band at some point during this album’s production. His playing on “The Employment Pages” and “Company Calls Epilogue” were kept, but Gibbard played drums on all other songs.

Michael Schorr would first appear on The Forbidden Love E.P., released on October 24, 2000. In 2001, another LP was released, entitled The Photo Album. Limited editions of this album contained three bonus tracks, which were later released separately as The Stability EP.


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  • jesusdadentist

    A band with the uncanny ability to write songs that make you feel specific feelings you may have never even felt before

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  • metalmanmadness

    All About Music

    15 Oct 8:34am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    I'm so sad Chris Walla left the band. His reasons awfully vague and strange... but whatever. The first three Death Cab albums will always always hold a special place in my heart.

    24 Sep 5:31pm Reply
  • hiyome

    Soul Meets Body ♥

    23 Sep 8:25am Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    I Will Follow You Into The Dark. ♥

    20 Sep 12:08pm Reply
  • philipsemmler

    I really don't know what to say about Chris Walla decision. This summer has really been a 'people always leave'-theme (quote Peyton Sawyer), and that the incredible Chris leaves Death Cab for Cutie really sucks. He, together with the rest of the band, has been so important for me during my teen-period and I will always be grateful for the masterpiece he's been a part in. I don't know what will happen next, but Chris will always be missed.

    19 Sep 1:33pm Reply
  • jimmy_reardon

    his last song in canada was so depressing, they've dropped trans from the sets due to him leaving also, feel a thon

    15 Sep 12:18pm Reply
  • Failuretoevolve

    ugh, I will follow you is their top song and they didnt play it at riot fest T.O.! either way it was still a great show, I would reccomend seeing them

    14 Sep 8:13pm Reply
  • missbene

    I'm exited for the new album!

    11 Sep 11:36pm Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Chris Walla :( Death Cab will never be the same. At least he finished the new album.

    31 Aug 7:01pm Reply
  • r_ocketqueen

    Chris Walla :(

    25 Aug 11:20pm Reply
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    24 Aug 5:23am Reply
  • duut

    May I please kill all you people?

    17 Aug 8:55pm Reply
  • vaidabhishek

    St. Peter's Cathedral, What a beauty!

    14 Aug 8:32pm Reply
  • nobledeath

    Chris Walla left the band

    14 Aug 1:50pm Reply
  • Predelnik

    Chris :(

    13 Aug 4:27pm Reply
  • mandybula1995

    Sancti_Basilius да не, вряд ли, такие штуки больше подходят для каких-нибудь Coldplay или 30 STM

    7 Aug 10:58am Reply
  • chronicplutonic

    Plans is kinda like.. yeah.. wow.

    3 Aug 1:43pm Reply
  • RaizaRegina

    13 Jul 5:59pm Reply
  • Sancti_Basilius

    Такое ощущение, что количество слушателей - накрученное. ДВАМИЛЛИОНАШЫССОТТЫСЯЧ! Вы это видели, посоны? А группка-то не так уж и сказать, чтобы популярная. Мадонна с Радиохэдами обзавидуются таким показателям. А комментарии: за последние полгода они уместились НА ОДНОЙ странице! Нет-нет, очень тёмное тут дело.

    13 Jul 3:28pm Reply
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