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Chris Walla has left Death Cab for Cutie.
Short version: Iím leaving Death Cab for Cutie. My last show with the band will be September 13, 2014, at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC. I hope you guys can make it. Longer version: I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple. I will miss being a quarter of this band, and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here. I am profoundly grateful to Ben, Nick, and Jason, for the experiences that define my adult life. Truly grateful, beyond words. Thank you.
Jason Tate on 08/13/14 - 09:54 AM
Modern Baseball and Petal can be found covering Death Cab for Cutie's "The New Year" in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/31/14 - 10:13 AM
Jason Tate on 06/20/14 - 11:58 AM
Hit the replies to watch a video for Budweiser and Jay Z's "Made in America" video series that spotlights Seattle. The video features Ben Gibbard, Tacocat, La Luz, and the staff of Sub Pop talking abot their city. More episodes will be airing leading up to the Made in America Festival later this year.
Jason Tate on 06/18/14 - 01:33 PM
Read my review and check out my photos of Day 2 of the Boston Calling Music Festival, which featured performances from Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists, Frank Turner and more.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls may have put on the best performance of Boston Calling. The pace was set immediately as they opened with "Photosynthesis," in which Turner wailed on his trusty acoustic and guitarist Ben Lloyd ripped a solo on the electric mandolin. It was Turner's 1,568th show, as he proudly told the audience, but his boundless energy (perhaps owed to his hardcore roots) made it feel one-of-a-kind.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/27/14 - 06:45 PM
Ben Gibbard mashed up ODB's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat." You can stream Frankenstein's monster in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/21/14 - 01:17 PM
The third Boston Calling festival will take place at City Hall Plaza in Boston, MA from May 23-25. The line-up includes Brand New, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Jack Johnson, Tegan and Sara, Frank Turner and more. Additional details can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/28/14 - 05:46 AM
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie scored the upcoming film Laggies.
Jason Tate on 01/05/14 - 11:16 AM
Barsuk Records recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, and to celebrate Rdio has put together a playlist featuring a smattering of the Seattle-based label's diverse array of artists both past and present. The playlist includes songs from Death Cab for Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf and Cymbals Eat Guitars. Check it out in the replies.
Chris Collum on 11/01/13 - 04:28 AM
Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism Demos can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/29/13 - 11:24 AM
Head over to NPR to hear the full album of Transatlanticism demos from Death Cab For Cutie's anniversary release of the record.
Kyle Huntington on 10/21/13 - 08:11 AM
Death Cab For Cutie have entered the studio.
Drew Beringer on 10/10/13 - 11:46 AM
Coheed and Cambria's In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, The Early November's The Room's Too Cold, Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism and Kevin Devine's Make the Clocks Move are all celebrating their 10th anniversaries today. Which ones still hold up for you?
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/07/13 - 11:01 AM
Death Cab For Cutie's breakthrough album, Transatlanticism, was released ten years ago today. Share your favorite memories and songs from the album in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 10/07/13 - 10:44 AM
Pre-orders for Death Cab For Cutie's 10th Anniversary Edition repress of Transatlanticism are now available.

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Blake Solomon on 09/10/13 - 07:47 AM
Death Cab For Cutie's much-loved record Transatlanticism turns 10 this October and Barsuk will be releasing an anniversary edition digitally and on vinyl. Both versions will come with a download code for a collection of demos from the album. That collection will also be available separately if you already own the LP. You can stream the demo version of "Lightness" in the replies as well as check out the album art and track listing. All of this will be available on October 29th.
Drew Beringer on 08/29/13 - 07:09 AM
Barsuk Records will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a bunch of great shows at various venues throughout Seattle from November 7th to November 10th. It'll feature performances from the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf, and many, many more. Check out all the bands performing, venues, and details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 08/09/13 - 11:45 AM
It looks like Death Cab for Cutie will be releasing a live record from their tour featuring the Magik*Magik Orchestra in the near future.

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Jason Tate on 07/25/13 - 11:09 AM
The latest installment in Built To Spill's Brett Nelson's Electronic Anthology Project features new renditions of Death Cab For Cutie's "Soul Meets Body" and "Champagne From a Paper Cup." It'll be available digitally tomorrow and on 7" vinyl in August. For now you can hear the new "Soul Meets Body" over at Pitchfork.
Drew Beringer on 07/01/13 - 09:56 AM
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Brett Nelson (Built To Spill) are teaming up to remake Death Cab For Cutie songs into synth pop versions. On July 2, a digital single will be released collecting synth pop remakes of "Soul Meets Body" (off 2005's Plans) and "Champagne From a Paper Cup" (off 1998's Something About Airplanes). The two songs will also be pressed to colored 7" vinyl following the digital release.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/13/13 - 10:43 AM
Death Cab for Cutie has announced an additional front-to-back performance of Transatlanticism. The show will take place at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, OR on August 31st in addition to the band's Bumbershoot set in Seattle the next day.

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Drew Beringer on 06/06/13 - 04:02 PM
Death Cab For Cutie will be performing Transatlanticism in its entirety at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 05/29/13 - 08:27 AM
Sombear (side project of Bradley Hale from Now, Now) has signed to TRANS- Records and will be releasing a split 7" with Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) on Record Store day (limited to 100 copies). You can listen to the tracks from the 7" over at Stereogum.

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Drew Beringer on 04/01/13 - 04:09 PM
A+R has been sending out emails to the Death Cab for Cutie box-set members that received mislabeled records.
We are writing to thank you for your purchase of this set and to address a problem that you may have discovered. By now, many of you have received your set, and you may be wondering why several of the records are mislabeled. It has been discovered that the records were mixed up at the manufacturing plant during production. We are looking into this issue and are working diligently to understand how this mix-up occurred. Rest assured, we will fix each and every one of the sets that are mislabeled. This will require us to have the mislabeled albums remanufactured and reshipped out...
Jason Tate on 03/29/13 - 09:48 AM
Remember the Death Cab For Cutie The Barsuk Years LP boxset you could have pre-order last winter? Well, after numerous delays, the sets have started to arrive at people's door steps. Sounds great, right? Well, it seems like more than half of the records in the set were mislabeled. Yikes. While no information or statement from Artist in Residence about the mishap has come forward yet, we'll be sure to update you on the situation when we can.
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 06:45 PM
The Postal Service's other new song "Turn Around" can be streamed here.

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Jason Tate on 03/21/13 - 10:45 AM
Buzznet is premiering a video of For The Foxes covering Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Follow You In The Dark." Check it out here here.
Drew Beringer on 03/11/13 - 11:14 AM
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) will be on tomorrow night's episode of The Colbert Report.
Drew Beringer on 01/09/13 - 04:03 PM
Nervous Energies two-year anniversary today, and it is celebrating with a special session from Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. Head to the replies to check out Ben performing two songs. Congrats to Ryan Russell and Nervous Energies on the milestone!
Thomas Nassiff on 11/27/12 - 09:16 AM
You can pre-order Death Cab For Cutie's The Barsuk Years boxset on vinyl here.
Drew Beringer on 11/08/12 - 11:43 AM
You can stream Ben Gibbard's (Death Cab For Cutie) new solo album, Former Lives in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/09/12 - 09:25 AM
You can hear the new Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) solo song, "Teardrop Windows," here.
Jason Tate on 08/28/12 - 10:14 AM
Ben Gibbard will be heading out on this Fall. You can find out where to catch him the replies as well as the album art for his upcoming album, Former Lives.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/14/12 - 11:02 AM
Ben Gibbard has posted a song that he wrote for Ichiro Suzuki a few years ago. You can check it out in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/23/12 - 04:30 PM
Ben Gibbard is releasing a solo album titled Former Lives on October 15th in the UK/Europe via City Slang and October 16th in North America via Barsuk. He will tour in the fall.
Album InfoBen wrote the 12 tracks over the course of eight years but didnít sit down to complete the album until he had moved from his native Seattle down to Los Angeles where he recorded at longtime pal Aaron Espinozaís (Earlimart) studio, The Ship.
Ryan Gardner on 07/17/12 - 07:17 AM
Hit the replies to Youth Lagoon's forthcoming tour dates with Death Cab For Cutie and Father John Misty (J. Tillman, ex-Fleet Foxes).
Kyle Huntington on 05/09/12 - 11:52 AM
Youth Lagoon will be opening for Death Cab for Cutie on some of the dates in his upcoming North American Tour. Head to the replies to check them out.
Lueda Alia on 01/19/12 - 12:52 PM
Death Cab for Cutie's video "Underneath The Sycamore" can be seen in the replies.
Lueda Alia on 01/11/12 - 11:25 AM
Death Cab For Cutie's performance of "Underneath the Sycamore" and "You Are A Tourist" on Jimmy Kimmel can be viewed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/15/11 - 11:17 AM
Stream Unicorn Kid's remix of Death Cab for Cutie's "Unobstructed Views" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/21/11 - 07:26 AM
Stream Dillon Francis' remix of Death Cab for Cutie's "Underneath the Sycamore" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/14/11 - 11:36 AM
Stream Yeasayer's remix of Death Cab for Cutie's "Codes And Keys" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/07/11 - 11:35 AM
Watch Shane Henderson cover Death Cab for Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/02/11 - 10:37 AM
Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard have separated after two years of marriage.
Jason Tate on 11/01/11 - 03:06 PM
EDIT: The price has gone back up. I guess it was a mistake on Amazon's part.

Download Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism on Amazon for a mere $.69.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/01/11 - 08:22 AM
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