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Death Cab for Cutie

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 in 2002). 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 continue to release their albums on vinyl, including the recent reissues of their first four albums on 180-gram vinyl, as well as 2015's Kintsugi. 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, and the Steve Fisk & Benjamin Gibbard score to the film Kurt Cobain About A Son.

Death Cab for Cutie announce "The Blue EP"

Death Cab for Cutie has officially announced the release of their upcoming EP, The Blue EP, out September 6. The announcement comes with the release of first track, "Kids in '99", written as a tribute to the three people who lost their lives in the 1999 Bellingham Olympic Pipeline explosion, "a tragedy that really affected me while we were living in Bellingham," in the words of Ben Gibbard, who adds, "After all these years I felt it was worthy of its own folk song."

This past Friday, the band received critical acclaim for "Do You Remember," a track from Chance the Rapper's highly-anticipated new album ("The Big Day") on which they are featured. TIME highlighted the track in their "5 Best Songs of the Week," exclaiming: "On 'Do You Remember,' a laid-back, nostalgic jam, rock band Death Cab for Cutie shows up to set a dreamy, throwback mood." The band recently wrapped the latest leg of their North American headline tour, including performances at iconic venues from New York's Forest Hills to a sold-out show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The final leg of the tour will include stops in San Diego, Portland, and Redmond, WA as well as highly-anticipated shows at Sonoma Harvest Music Festival and LA's Hollywood Bowl. This past weekend, Death Cab for Cutie performed at the annual Fuji Rock Festival, held at Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. 30 Jul 2019

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releases

bark180: Death Cab for Cutie / Thank You For Today
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bark188: Death Cab for Cutie / The Blue E.P.
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upcoming shows

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Sonoma CA  @ Sonoma Harvest Music Festival