Death Cab for Cutie originally formed in Bellingham, WA, in 1997 with their casette-only Elsinor Records release, You Can Play These Songs With Chords (later expanded and reissued by Barsuk on CD). The group, which appropriated its name from a song title by '60s UK rock ensemble The Bonzo Dog Band, has consistently released outstanding albums over the years, gaining a wider audience and seeping into the consciousness of mainstream America with the success of their latest albums, the most recent of which were released by Atlantic Records. The band remains a core member of the Barsuk family, however, and we released their 2005 album Plans on double 180-gram LP (complete with the vinyl-only bonus track talking like turnstiles), their 2008 album, Narrow Stairs on 180-gram vinyl, and their newest album, Codes And Keys, on four sides of 180 gram vinyl. In addition to the Ben Gibbard lo-fi solo project All-Time Quarterback CD reissue from a few years back, we also released the Chris Walla solo project, Field Manual, the Steve Fisk & Benjamin Gibbard score to the film kurt cobain about a son, and the 10-year anniversary deluxe reissue of their debut, Something About Airplanes.
Death Cab for Cutie premieres Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) at NPR First Listen 21 Oct 2013
Barsuk is excited to announce that Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) is now streaming at NPR First Listen.
In celebration of the classic 2003 album's 10th birthday, Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism will be made available on vinyl after several years out of print. Both the vinyl reissue and a digital-only Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) are set for October 29, 2013 release.
The digital Anniversary Edition and the album MP3 download included with the vinyl will both include the original demos for each of the album's 11 songs, none of which has ever been released before. They are an intimate peek into the landmark album's genesis, and many are drastically different from the beloved final studio versions.
Interested listeners can get the demos in four ways. In addition to their availability as part of the vinyl MP3 download and the digital 10th Anniversary Edition, the demos will also be released as a separate low-priced digital release titled Transatlanticism Demos for fans who already own the original album. Additionally, the demos will be added as a special bonus to the download codes included in the Barsuk Years vinyl box set released earlier this year by Artist in Residence.