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Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie

May 9th, 2008

Formed:
1997 in Bellingham, WA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s

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Death Cab for Cutie

Biography

Death Cab for Cutie's rise from small-time solo project to Grammy-nominated rock band is one of indie rock's greatest success stories. Launched in the bayside college town of Bellingham, Washington, the group was originally a side project for singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard, an engineering student at Western Washington University who split his time between school and music. Taking a break from his local power pop band, Pinwheel, Gibbard began recording an album's worth of solo material during the summer of 1997. Producer Chris Walla lent his help to the sessions, which resulted in an eight-song cassette entitled You Can Play These Songs with Chords. When the tape became a local hit, Gibbard reached into his circle of friends to form a band, hoping to play the new songs live. Bassist Nick Harmer (Gibbard's roommate) and drummer Nathan Good climbed aboard, and Walla enlisted as the band's primary guitarist (he would also go on to produce most of the band's future releases). With a lineup now in place, Gibbard's group rechristened itself Death Cab for Cutie (named after a song by the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band) and signed a contract with the Seattle-based Barsuk Records within a year's time.

Top Albums

Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie
1. Narrow Stair..
Plans, Death Cab for Cutie
2. Plans
Transatlanticism, Death Cab for Cutie
3. Transatlanti..
The Open Door - EP, Death Cab for Cutie
4. The Open Doo..
Codes and Keys, Death Cab for Cutie
5. Codes and Ke..
Narrow Stairs (Bonus Video Version), Death Cab for Cutie
6. Narrow Stair..
Codes and Keys (Deluxe Version), Death Cab for Cutie
7. Codes and Ke..
The Photo Album, Death Cab for Cutie
8. The Photo Al..
Live from Las Vegas At the Palms - EP, Death Cab for Cutie
9. Live from La..
We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, Death Cab for Cutie
10. We Have the ..
Something About Airplanes, Death Cab for Cutie
11. Something Ab..
The Forbidden Love EP, Death Cab for Cutie
12. The Forbidde..
You Can Play These Songs With Chords, Death Cab for Cutie
13. You Can Play..
iTunes Originals - Death Cab for Cutie, Death Cab for Cutie
14. iTunes Origi..
Crooked Teeth - EP, Death Cab for Cutie
15. Crooked Teet..
Keys and Codes (Remixes), Death Cab for Cutie
16. Keys and Cod..
Directions, Death Cab for Cutie
17. Directions
The Stability EP, Death Cab for Cutie
18. The Stabilit..
Doors Unlocked and Open (Cut Copy Remix) - Single, Death Cab for Cutie
19. Doors Unlock..
You Are a Tourist (The 2 Bears Remix) - Single, Death Cab for Cutie
20. You Are a To..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
I Will Follow You Into the Dark Plans 3:09 $1.29
2.
Soul Meets Body Plans 3:50 $1.29
3.
You Are a Tourist Codes and Keys (Deluxe Vers.. 4:46 $1.29
4.
I Will Possess Your Heart Narrow Stairs 8:25 $1.29
5.
Cath… Narrow Stairs 3:49 $1.29
6.
Transatlanticism Transatlanticism 7:55 $0.99
7.
Grapevine Fires Narrow Stairs 4:07 $1.29
8.
Meet Me On the Equinox Twilight Saga: New Moon (De.. 3:44 $1.29
9.
Title and Registration Transatlanticism 3:39 $0.99
10.
Underneath the Sycamore Codes and Keys (Deluxe Vers.. 3:24 $1.29
11.
You Are a Tourist Codes and Keys 4:46 $1.29
12.
Lack of Color Transatlanticism 3:35 $0.99
13.
Crooked Teeth Plans 3:23 $1.29
14.
Sound of Settling Transatlanticism 2:12 $0.99
15.
Stay Young, Go Dancing Codes and Keys (Deluxe Vers.. 2:50 $1.29
16.
Tiny Vessels Transatlanticism 4:21 $0.99
17.
Marching Bands of Manhattan Plans 4:12 $1.29
18.
Summer Skin Plans 3:14 $1.29
19.
I Will Possess Your Heart (Radio Edi.. Narrow Stairs 4:08 $1.29
20.
Passenger Seat Transatlanticism 3:41 $0.99
21.
What Sarah Said Plans 6:20 $1.29
22.
Someday You Will Be Loved Plans 3:11 $1.29
23.
Underneath the Sycamore Codes and Keys 3:24 $1.29
24.
We Looked Like Giants Transatlanticism 5:32 $0.99
25.
Brothers On a Hotel Bed Plans 4:31 $1.29

Top Music Videos

I Will Follow You Into the Dark, Death Cab for Cutie
1. I Will Follow ..
I Will Possess Your Heart, Death Cab for Cutie
2. I Will Possess..
Soul Meets Body, Death Cab for Cutie
3. Soul Meets Bod..
Meet Me On the Equinox, Death Cab for Cutie
4. Meet Me On the..
What Sarah Said, Death Cab for Cutie
5. What Sarah Sai..
Brothers On a Hotel Bed, Death Cab for Cutie
6. Brothers On a ..
Marching Bands of Manhattan, Death Cab for Cutie
7. Marching Bands..
Crooked Teeth, Death Cab for Cutie
8. Crooked Teeth
Grapevine Fires, Death Cab for Cutie
9. Grapevine Fire..
You Are a Tourist, Death Cab for Cutie
10. You Are a Tour..
I Will Possess Your Heart, Death Cab for Cutie
11. I Will Possess..
Cath..., Death Cab for Cutie
12. Cath…
Your Heart Is an Empty Room, Death Cab for Cutie
13. Your Heart Is ..
Summer Skin, Death Cab for Cutie
14. Summer Skin
Someday You Will Be Loved, Death Cab for Cutie
15. Someday You Wi..
I Will Follow You Into the Dark, Death Cab for Cutie
16. I Will Follow ..
Different Names for the Same Thing, Death Cab for Cutie
17. Different Name..
Grapevine Fires, Death Cab for Cutie
18. Grapevine Fire..
Stable Song, Death Cab for Cutie
19. Stable Song
Stay Young, Go Dancing, Death Cab for Cutie
20. Stay Young, Go..


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