Death Cab for Cutie announces Live 2012 Record Store Day release08 Apr 2014

Death Cab for Cutie is excited to announce Live 2012, a limited-edition live double LP documenting the band's 2012 tour with the …  ·read more·

Death Cab for Cutie is excited to announce Live 2012, a limited-edition live double LP documenting the band's 2012 tour with the Magik*Magik Orchestra and available on Record Store Day exclusively on vinyl via Barsuk Records.

The 2012 tour was a one-of-a-kind spring trek through intimate venues and historic theaters in North America with the Seattle, WA quartet joining forces with the celebrated San Francisco orchestra for a string of unforgettable evenings. The collaboration resulted in brilliant reinterpretations and wonderfully lush orchestrations of songs from across the entire Death Cab catalog, from their early Barsuk releases to their latest Atlantic Records full-length Codes and Keys. The band previously collaborated with the Magik*Magik Orchestra (who have also worked with artists such as Mike Patton, John Vanderslice, The Walkmen and The Dodos) on their VH1 Storytellers appearance.

Live 2012 includes highlights from several concerts along the 27-date tour. Available exclusively on 180-gram double vinyl, with a download code for high-quality MP3s, this pressing is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide and will be part of Record Store Day 2014, the annual celebration of independent record stores, on Saturday, April 19th. ·read less·

Death Cab for Cutie premieres Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) at NPR First Listen21 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…  ·read more·

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. ·read less·

Transatlanticism vinyl and deluxe digital 10th anniversary editions28 Aug 2013

In celebration of the classic 2003 album's 10th birthday, Barsuk Records is excited to announce that Death Cab for Cutie's …  ·read more·

In celebration of the classic 2003 album's 10th birthday, Barsuk Records is excited to announce that 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 Tenth Anniversary Edition, the demos will also be made available 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.

You can listen to “Lightness (Demo)” now here.

The band will be performing Transatlanticism in its entirety at Bumbershoot 2013. The KeyArena headlining performance on Sunday, September 1 will cap a day at the long-standing Seattle arts festival that will also feature performances by Barsuk Records artists Ra Ra Riot, Mates of State, David Bazan, and Ramona Falls, and a special "15 Years of Barsuk Records" panel discussion as part of the festival's Words & Ideas programming. ·read less·

Death Cab for Cutie to perform Transatlanticism at Bumbershoot 201303 May 2013

In celebration of the album's 10th anniversary, Death Cab will be performing their 2003 masterpiece Transatlanticism in its entirety at …  ·read more·

In celebration of the album's 10th anniversary, Death Cab will be performing their 2003 masterpiece Transatlanticism in its entirety at Bumbershoot 2013. The KeyArena headlining performance on Sunday, September 1 will cap a day at the long-standing Seattle arts festival that will also feature performances by Barsuk artists Ra Ra Riot, Mates of State, David Bazan, and Ramona Falls.

Transatlanticism is Death Cab for Cutie's fourth studio album, hailed upon its original release as a major work, blending subtle songwriting, amazing production, boundless creativity, and thoughtful rock. It remains a touchstone for a generation of listeners. Rolling Stone included it in its "100 best albums of the 2000s" list, NPR listed it as one of the "50 most important recordings of the decade," and it remains one of the best-selling albums in indie rock history, having sold nearly 700,000 copies in the US alone. ·read less·

Who's the guest on tonight's Colbert Report? That's right: Ben Gibbard10 Jan 2013

Be sure to watch tonight's Colbert Report (11:30pm on Comedy Central) to watch Ben Gibbard, joined by Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, and Jon Wurster, as they perform the song Bigger Than Love from Ben's debut solo album, Former Lives.

Be sure to watch tonight's Colbert Report (11:30pm on Comedy Central) to watch Ben Gibbard, joined by Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, and Jon Wurster, as they perform the song Bigger Than Love from Ben's debut solo album, Former Lives.

Death Cab announces limited-edition vinyl box set08 Nov 2012

Today, Death Cab announces the limited edition vinyl box set The Barsuk Years, to be released in January and available for pre-order now. This deluxe box set contains all of the early Death Cab studio albums and EPs released by Barsuk, some of which have never before been available on vinyl. Click the image on the left for more details.

Today, Death Cab announces the limited edition vinyl box set The Barsuk Years, to be released in January and available for pre-order now. This deluxe box set contains all of the early Death Cab studio albums and EPs released by Barsuk, some of which have never before been available on vinyl. Click the image on the left for more details.

Benjamin Gibbard premieres new video01 Nov 2012

Check out the official music video for the song teardrop windows, from Ben Gibbard's new album Former Lives! The video features comedian and Bunk host …  ·read more·

Check out the official music video for the song teardrop windows, from Ben Gibbard's new album Former Lives! The video features comedian and Bunk host Kurt Braunohler and was directed by Tom Scharpling, host of the wildly popular radio show The Best Show On WFMU and one half of the comedy duo of Scharpling & Wurster. Watch it here. ·read less·

Benjamin Gibbard's "Former Lives" out today16 Oct 2012

Former lives, Benjamin Gibbard's debut solo album, is out today. The Death Cab For Cutie front man is touring in support of the new …  ·read more·

Former lives, Benjamin Gibbard's debut solo album, is out today. The Death Cab For Cutie front man is touring in support of the new record with a 14-date North American fall tour featuring Advance Base and Damien Jurado. The songwriter made his first TV appearance in support of Former Lives on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this past Friday, October 12th. Gibbard performed two songs off the new album along with some help from Late Night house band The Roots. Watch his performances here: Teardrop Windows and Oh, Woe. ·read less·