Posts Tagged ‘death cab for cutie’

Death Cab For Cutie 2012

Death Cab For Cutie’s Bassist Made a Portrait of Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch Out of Skittles

Last night’s Super Bowl was a little anticlimactic, with the Seahawks completely dominating from the first quarter onwards. The team’s star running back, Marshawn Lynch, is known for loving Skittles, and to celebrate the win, the original bassist for Death Cab for Cutie, Nick Harmer, made an ode to the fellow out of them.

BoingBoing has an article up showing the giant portrait of the Seahawks’ running back, and it’s hard to imagine just how long this took him. Talk about time consuming. Hopefully he celebrated by eating them all after.

See a shot of the portrait below, or …

Boston Calling 2014 Lineup

Brand New, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse Headlining Boston Calling

Last year Boston threw its first big music festival in quite some time — and they saw it pay off. Boston Calling Music Festival put on a two-day festival in May and September, both of which sold out, allowing them to bump their third installment (May 23 – 25, 2014) to three days.

Tonight they hid 10 vinyl records throughout the city with the lineup written on them, and the people who found them won free tickets to the festival. Thankfully someone already nabbed one and uploaded a photo, and it’s lookin’ pretty good.

The lineup listed is as follows …

Death Cab For Cutie 2012

Death Cab For Cutie Stream ‘Transatlanticism’ Demos For Its 10 Year Anniversary

Death Cab For Cutie‘s Transatlanticism recently turned ten years old. To celebrate the milestone, the band is reissuing a ten year anniversary edition of the album, as well as demo versions of all of the tracks. You can listen to all of the demos by heading right on over to NPR. If you like what you hear, you can pick up the demos on Amazon. You get eleven digital tracks for only $5.49.

The tenth anniversary reissue is available on Amazon for only $6.99, so if you haven’t picked up the album yet, then you can …


UTG ACOUSTIC: Jane Decker – “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”

Our favorite Ohio belle has once again found her way into our hearts and ears with another cover. This time, channeling her inner-Gibbard for a acoustic take on a Death Cab For Cutie classic, “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.”  Jane Decker is a gem.

Jane has been writing away for a second EP release that we’re told is “in the works” with a release time, undetermined. The Belle Histoire singer has some more big news ahead, but for now, feast your ears on this cover and follow her on Twitter here.…


Death Cab For Cutie’s ‘Transatlanticism’ Turns 10 Years Old

With each passing 10-year anniversary of an album I cherished in high school, I feel old as Hell. Many albums that were staples of my teenage listening habits have turned 10 this year, celebrated with reunion tours and special edition vinyl releases, both of which have had fanatics and blogs in a frenzy for the entirety of 2013.

Hands down, one of the best albums released in 2003 was Death Cab For Cutie’s last indie label release, Transatlanticism (Barsuk Records). Unbeknownst to some, it was their fourth studio album but Transatlanticism was the band’s first effort that truly began …

Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism

Death Cab For Cutie Will Reissue ‘Transatlanticism’ for 10th Anniversary

Now that The Postal Service have ended their 10th anniversary run, it’s time Ben Gibbard renews his vows with Death Cab For Cutie‘s Transatlanticism. 

The landmark album’s reissue will come out on October 29 via Barsuk with some demo bonus features. What’s even cooler than the album being pressed to vinyl for the first time in years (complete with a download code for demos of each of its 11 tracks) is that those lucky fans who have had an original LP all these years have the choice of purchasing these bonus features as a separate download digitally.

In addition …


Death Cab for Cutie Officially Writing New Music

Earlier this afternoon, Ben Gibbard, lead-vocalist of the veteran indie foursome Death Cab for Cutie, announced via Twitter that the band is currently writing new material.

The tweet itself, which has since been retweeted over 160 times and favorited by 253 individuals, was a direct response to one of the group’s followers, who publicly yearned for new music:

Though no further details have been released as of …

Death Cab For Cutie 2012

Bumbershoot Announces Lineup, Death Cab For Cutie Will Play ‘Transatlantacism’ To Headline

Seattle’s music and art festival, Bumbershoot, has been going on since the 1970s, but only recently have its headlining acts stepped up their game. The festival, which takes place August 31 through September 2, is headlined by fun., Death Cab For Cutie, MGMT, Kendrick Lamar, Heart, and Tegan & Sara – certainly, nothing to scoff at.

Now it seems Ben Gibbard is on a 2003 kick. First he got The Postal Service back together, and now, at Bumbershoot, he plans to play 2003′s Transatlantacism all the way through during their set. If only I could get fun. …

Ben Gibbard

WATCH: Ben Gibbard – “I’m Building A Fire” On The Colbert Report

While we still have no concrete information on The Postal Service‘s potential reunion at Coachella, Ben Gibbard has continued his efforts promoting his debut solo album on The Colbert Report. He already had a solid performance late last year on Conan, but now we have another video (and a different song) worth watching: “I’m Building A Fire”.

We liked Former Lives here at UTG. I wish Colbert cracked a joke or something in the video, but as a music performance, you still need to catch it if you’re a fan. Check out the video after the …

Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard Performs “Something’s Rattling” With Mariachi Band On Conan

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard was asked to perform a special set on Conan O’Brien last night and the results were brilliant.

As the title states, Gibbard performed his song “Something’s Rattling” with mariachi band Trio Ellas. The group provided an upbeat tempo for his new material and shows us that we do not always need electric guitars to get our message of music across. They used percussion and horns as well.

The song is off of Ben Gibbard’s latest solo release, Former Lives, which came to us through Barsuk Records.…

Ben Gibbard

WATCH: Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) – “Teardrop Windows” and “Cleveland”

Nervous Energies recently caught up with Death Cab For Cutie singer and songwriter, Benjamin Gibbard on his recent solo tour.

Gibbard was kind enough to perform two songs backstage for Nervous Energies. He performed “Teardrop Windows” off of his new solo record, Former Lives, and “Cleveland”, a song from his old side project, ¡All-Time Quarterback!.

Gibbard is currently finishing up his European tour. Check out the tour dates on his Facebook page and watch the videos below. …


REVIEW: Ben Gibbard – Former Lives

Artist: Ben Gibbard
Album: Former Lives
Label: Barsuck

I always thought of Death Cab For Cutie as a Ben Gibbard experience. It made me wonder why he would ever need a solo album – so much of Death Cab is just one man, and so much of it is clearly just written by one guy and orchestrated by a full band; why would a solo album be necessary for the glasses wearing emo man? But then, this is album is surprisingly different than Death Cab For Cutie; it is clearly a solo album in style and songwriting, and that took …