Tuesday, December 13 2011
The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.
Thursday, November 3 2011
Two specific sequences from two separate episodes of Six Feet Under illustrate the show's complex and sophisticated use of popular music as both dramatic dramatic device and cultural signifier.
Sunday, June 1 2008
Suddenly finding himself with a chart-topping album, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard finds himself concerned with more important things than popping open a bottle of bubbly. It's just another day in the fun, crazed universe of Death Cab.
Sunday, January 27 2008
Chris Walla has finally made peace with Homeland Security, but that's not the only thing that the Death Cab for Cutie guitarist wants to set right. Walla talks to PopMatters.
Monday, March 30 2015
This isn't the sound of "indie rock", nor is it "dad rock". This is "obligation rock", a forced brand of music that exists just because it has to.
Tuesday, May 31 2011
It's billed as being unique and different -- keyboards instead of guitars! -- but Codes & Keys is the sound of Death Cab at their most generic, disjointed, and disinterested.
Thursday, December 4 2008
Like an old friend, Death Cab for Cutie's debut album is still every bit as warm, inviting, and lovable as it was ten years ago. Those already familiar with its charms, however, will find relatively little of interest in this two-disc, deluxe reissue.
Sunday, October 26 2008
Is this what contemporary indie means, to be able to transition back and forth between a commoditized existence and an independently artistic one with relative ease? It may be.
Thursday, May 15 2008
A band as long-lasting as Death Cab would eventually have to regroup and launch their sound into a grittier, more primal direction, shaking off the stigma that comes with entering the Post-Millenial Platinum Club.
Thursday, January 29 2015
Following their creative low point in 2011's Codes & Keys and shedding a band member, Death Cab for Cutie's first new song in years is promising, but not a whole lot else.
Tuesday, October 9 2012
A week ahead of release, Benjamin Gibbard's (Death Cab for Cutie) debut solo slbum, Former Lives, has premiered in full-length album form over on YouTube.
Monday, October 31 2011
KCRW in Los Angeles hosted Death Cab for Cutie for a private show and question and answer session. The live video and audio air 1 November.
Wednesday, October 12 2011
Death Cab for Cutie gears up for remix EP next month with the first of their weekly leakings of the albums seven tracks.
Wednesday, April 27 2011
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys (Atlantic) Releasing: 31 May Death Cab for Cutie have just put out a stream of a new tune from
Tuesday, October 14 2008
Death Cab for Cutie fans indulged front man Ben Gibbard when he embarked on his solo tour last year, but now he's back in his
Monday, June 2 2008
For long time followers of Death Cab for Cutie, the news was a pleasantly unexpected sock to the tender-hearted jaw, just as it was for