You Can Play These Songs With Chords

bark28: Death Cab for Cutie / You Can Play These Songs With Chords

bark28 · CD / DIGITAL
Barsuk Records · October 2002

1.
President of What?
2.
Champagne From A Paper Cup
3.
Pictures In An Exhibition
4.
Hindsight
5.
That's Incentive
6.
Amputations
7.
Two Cars
8.
Line of Best Fit
9.
This Charming Man
10.
TV Trays
11.
New Candles
12.
Tomorrow
13.
Flustered / Hey Tomcat!
14.
State Street Residential
15.
Wait
16.
Prove My Hypotheses
17.
Song For Kelly Huckaby (Facts Version)
18.
Army Corps Of Architects

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Rolling Stone:
A collection of outtakes, demos and rarities, this eighteen-song disc proves that Seattle indie-rock band Death Cab for Cutie was onto something before it even got started.

In 1997, before Death Cab for Cutie was a band, Ben Gibbard and Chris Walla made an 8-song cassette. Originally released by Bellingham's Elsinor Records, You Can Play These Songs With Chords is a remarkable document of what was to become DCFC. The Barsuk release compiles the original 8 songs (5 of which were later re-recorded for Something About Airplanes), plus 10 tracks of unreleased early recordings, covers, and outtakes from 1997-2000 (taken from recording sessions for chords, Something About Airplanes, and We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes).