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Death Cab for Cutie


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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), 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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  • barium62

    @bloody-origami for me it's What Sarah Said. "Love is watching someone die..."

    2 Jul 12:01am Reply
  • cvoortm

    They were awesome on Open Source Festival Düsseldorf Galopprennbahn last Saturday!

    30 Jun 3:26am Reply
  • Herr_Apathy

    @bloody-origami, as for me, "Summer Skin" and "A Lack of Color" would be correct songs for your question.

    29 Jun 5:04pm Reply
  • zepelinho

    and suddenly you're sliding your fb down and see a pic of your ex in paris about to watch a show of the band you started digging together yeah

    27 Jun 2:33pm Reply
  • missbene

    Best live performance ever. Love Death Cab so much!

    14 Jun 9:20pm Reply
  • Forlong

    Infinitely worse than Codes and Keys.

    24 May 10:39pm Reply
  • bloody-origami

    What are their saddest songs?

    22 May 12:39am Reply
  • focus992

    the band's singer voice makes me want to hug him and tell him that everythings gonna be alright

    16 May 9:59am Reply
  • charliefurtek

    They were so great at The Chicago Theatre on Friday night! I'm beyond thrilled I finally got a chance to see my favorite band live!

    4 May 8:14am Reply
  • RE___Mix

    Little Wanderer. Damn <3

    1 May 1:36pm Reply
  • vidalimp

    Ejoying the new album soooo much!

    30 Apr 9:19am Reply
  • philipsemmler

    samiskywalker >> It's emo so why are you supriced?

    24 Apr 10:22pm Reply
  • SaraBeeJim

    much better than codes and keys

    23 Apr 10:35pm Reply
  • AntiochOG

    The new album is a huge move in the right direction!

    21 Apr 8:12pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Cool Music

    20 Apr 7:39pm Reply
  • soullessmate

    Damn I didn't expect to love the new album this much!

    19 Apr 12:13pm Reply
  • samiskywalker

    'emo' tag?????? WTF

    18 Apr 1:47am Reply
  • Ancore

    You're my wanderer

    17 Apr 9:29pm Reply
  • chatorisa

    Kintsugi is beautiful. [2]

    16 Apr 3:17am Reply
  • Azimuth1

    "You've Haunted Me All My Life" is incredible. My favorite track on Kintsugi.[2]

    14 Apr 6:46pm Reply
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