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Death Cab for Cutie

You Can Play These Songs With Chords
bark28: Death Cab for Cutie / You Can Play These Songs With Chords
bark28   CD / CASSETTE / 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
    • Wait
  15. Prove My Hypotheses
  16. Song For Kelly Huckaby (Facts Version)
  17. Army Corps Of Architects

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 CD 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).

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.
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