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Listen To Death Cab For Cutie 'Transatlanticism' Demos

Posted by: Kyle Huntington (10/21/13)
Head over to NPR to hear the full album of Transatlanticism demos from Death Cab For Cutie's anniversary release of the record.
    
 
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08:17 AM on 10/21/13
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That's awesome!
08:19 AM on 10/21/13
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Very cool! Can't wait to listen to these.. Title and Registration sounds great.
08:22 AM on 10/21/13
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stoked to listen to all of these. New Year sounds crazy different, musically, haha. i like it.
09:11 AM on 10/21/13
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That was the best 43 mins I've spent on music in a long time.
09:22 AM on 10/21/13
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Oh cool!

the band really does add a lot to these songs
09:36 AM on 10/21/13
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Sound of Settling demo was really cool, gonna dig deeper into this after class
09:39 AM on 10/21/13
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Sound of Settling demo was really cool, gonna dig deeper into this after class
It has a totally different feel.
10:01 AM on 10/21/13
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Such a good listen.

It's really cool to think about the progression of things...the creative process is amazing. These recordings show the start of some truly great songs, yet in the actual execution, they are somewhat unrefined and unsolidified. Like in the Lack of Color demo - when I learned that song on guitar (so long ago...), I always hit that nasty open string by accident. Lo and behold, the same mistake comes out loud and clear in the demo (1:02, 2:56, eg.), even though it's never heard in the final recording, which is, in my mind, perfect.
11:06 AM on 10/21/13
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these demos are amazing. Its like listening to a whole new record.
12:02 PM on 10/21/13
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these demos are amazing. Its like listening to a whole new record.
Seriously. It was a pre-done "re-imagining"
12:45 PM on 10/21/13
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I don't know if anyone has heard this story, but apparently a couple days before the record was due to be mastered, Chris decided he didn't like the Title and Registration arrangement, and re-recorded the entire song, aside from vocals. And lo and behold it's the song that introduced me to Death Cab and one of my favourites to date.
03:26 PM on 10/21/13
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my body is ready
04:50 PM on 10/21/13
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I thought mine was, but upon listening I think I was wrong...
05:24 PM on 10/21/13
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Ummm wow. Definitely didn't expect something of this much variance from the finished product. It's great too because Ben's voice is amazing in every setting so it sounds like just mastered reworkings. Awesome.

Edit: Also, let's update the DCFC picture with the one from that NPR article. Skinny Ben and all 4 members. Great pic
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