Death Cab For Cutie - The Barsuk Years Box Set

Today’s giveaway is The Barsuk Years, a vinyl box set of early Death Cab For Cutie releases, produced in a limited run of 1500. Each is individually numbered and signed by the band. Details:

This deluxe box set contains all of Death Cab for Cutie’s early albums and E.P.s, some never before available on vinyl. All the records from the original 1997 cassette-only “demo” You Can Play These Songs With Chords (originally released via the band’s first label, Bellingham, WA-based Elsinor) through 2001’s The Stability E.P. have been re-mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE, bringing the audio quality of those pressings up to that of the band’s ground-breaking classic 2003 opus (and final studio release via Barsuk) Transatlanticism. Three releases in the package (You Can Play These Songs With Chords, The Stability E.P., and The Death Cab for Cutie Forbidden Love E.P.) are available for the first time on vinyl, only as a part of this box – the entire set is pressed on hefty, beautiful 180-gram vinyl. Each release is packaged individually in its own jacket with the album’s original artwork, and then collected snugly in an individually-numbered cloth-bound box and signed by the band.

- You Can Play These Songs With Cords (33 rpm; vinyl exclusive to this box set – jacket features original cassette artwork)
- Something About Airplanes (33 rpm; die-cut jacket and layered vellum insert)
- We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes (33 rpm; die-cut jacket)
- The Death Cab for Cutie Forbidden Love E.P. (45 rpm; vinyl exclusive to this box set)
- The Photo Album (33 rpm; includes original full-size photo inserts)
- The Stability E.P. (45 rpm; vinyl exclusive to this box set)
- Transatlanticism (45 rpm double-vinyl with full-size 12-page book insert)
- Numbered cloth-bound box, individually signed by the band

This set retails for $225. To enter the sweeps, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment with your favorite DCFC album via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). Winner will be chosen randomly. Sweepstakes ends on 12/17 at 12 PM EST.

Comments (873)
  1. we have the facts and we’re voting yes

  2. Fuck Facebook.

    • Fuck yes I want one! But I could not possibly agree with the above comment more. Timesuck (aka Facebook) is evil. It’s a completely unnecessary waste of time. We already had phones, email, cell phones and texting, but people still find it necessary to communicate with Timesuck. Drives me completely nutty.

      • I just texted my friends about your comment. I asked them to respond to it with elaborate Facebook posts. I know that they did because I received several e-mail notifications stating as much. I then called each of them to say thanks for adding their two cents to the discussion, but I was unable to understand anything they said to me because while my cell phone can do a million miraculous things that land lines could never do, strangely, it often has trouble simply being a phone.

        • Buy a better phone or switch to a better carrier.

          And while your post is rather brilliant, it doesn’t change the fact that a billion people have been fooled into thinking Timesuck is necessary to their lives and well being, when it’s anything but. How long has it existed? Weren’t we getting along just fine without it? If it ceased to exist tomorrow it would have no affect on anyone other than those who are stupid enough to ONLY know how to contact their “friends” through it. It’s only good for marketing if you have interested targets, and those evaporated a long time ago (giving away FREE shit, aside). The interface is ugly, cumbersome and not nearly customizable enough, so all the pages look the same. Worse, other websites are copying that layout. Yahoo! home pages did everything Timesuck does a decade ago. MySpace did it, and it was more fun. And don’t even get me started on how much they’re tracking your internet habits and using them improperly. It’s about the most UNprivate site on the internet.

          • Lest you think I’m, like, a Timesuck hating lunatic or something, I assure you I’m not. I just like to point out the above from time to time and laugh at people when they star at me incredulously when I tell them I don’t have a Timesuck page. “But … but…” But what? Here’s my number, I’ll see you at the bar at 10:00 “But… but…” lol Life does not revolve around that silly webpage.

          • My point was that all of the “improvements” in communication have actually resulted in a degraded form of the best form of communication, phones, which have become a secondary concern. I have had different cell phones over the years, and none of them have been as consistently clear and reliable as the land line my family had as a kid.

          • ugh…”my family had when I was a kid”

          • True. Agree 100%.

          • I don’t mean to hate on you, Cerebus, but can society-collectively- please stop giving negative nick-names to things and then attempting to have a serious conversation about those things- whilst still referring to those things solely by their negative nickname?

            If facebook is truly a waste of time, you should have no issue making the case for facebook being a waste of time. The extra spice of calling it “Timesuck” is very lame and very grating. Additionally, I can’t imagine anyone with opposing views would have an easy time considering your positions when they’re steeped in such a titular and immobile bias.

        • For all that social technologies have pretended to bring us closer together, they’ve really only served to keep us farther apart. It’s kinda like what Arcade Fire were saying in “Deep Blue”:

          Put the cellphone down for a while
          In the night there’s something wild
          Can you hear it breathing?
          And hey
          Put the laptop down for a while
          In the night there is something wild
          I feel it, it’s leaving me

  3. Photo Album!

  4. Transatlanticism.

  5. Narrow Stairs

  6. The Photo Album.

  7. Transatlanticism

  8. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes

  9. Photo album is great but I couldn’t find the photos anywhere

  10. Transatlanticism

  11. Pretty un-hip of me but I didn’t start listening to DCFC until Codes and Keys. I have started going back through their music and I’m loving it.

  12. My favorite album is Transatlanticism

  13. The Photo Album.

  14. Transatlantacism

  15. Transatlanticism

  16. Transatlanticism.

  17. Transatlanticism

  18. Transatlanticism

  19. Transatlanticism!

  20. The Photo Album

  21. Transatlanticism hands down.

  22. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes

  23. Transatlanticism.

  24. Transatlanticism.

  25. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes

  26. Transatlanticism

  27. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes

  28. Photo Album!

  29. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes

  30. Transatlanticism

  31. Transatlanticism

  32. Transatlanticism.

  33. Transatlanticism

  34. The Photo Album, no doubt about it!

  35. The photo album

  36. Transatlanticism

  37. The photo album…

  38. The Photo Album

  39. Transatlanticism!

  40. Narrow Stairs!

  41. Transatlanticism for sure!

  42. We Have the Facts!

  43. Transatlanticism !!

  44. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes – that record will forever hold a special place in my heart. There’s really nothing like it.

  45. Narrow Stairs

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