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.

BOX SET INCLUDES:
- 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. favorite death cab album? probably The Photo Album!

  2. Codes and Keys <3 #

  3. My favorite DCFC album is Narrow Stairs. What a great album!

  4. Plans, the first I heard, and my favorite.

  5. my favourite is the photo album.

  6. Codes and Keys. Yeah, that’s right: not another vote for Transatlanticism!

  7. The Photo Album

  8. Transatlanticism. This was hard but I think I have played this album in full more than any other in DCFC’s discography.

  9. The Photo Album

  10. transatlanticism

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

  12. Transatlanticism

  13. Transatlanticism

  14. Transatlantacism

  15. Tough choice, but I have to go with Transatlanticism.

  16. Transatlanticism.

  17. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes!

  18. We have the facts and we’re voting yes ! – One of my favorite albums of all time

  19. Photo Album. That’s where it all began for me :)

  20. Transatlantacism Transatlantacism Transatlantacism Transatlantacism Transatlantacism Transatlantacism

  21. My Special and favourite DCFC album is “Codes And Keys”… Ever!!!

  22. Transatlanticism is by far their best, and other than Plans the whole of their good works are represented by this set.

  23. We Have The Facts & We’re Voting Yes :)

  24. We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes.

  25. You Can Play These Songs With Chords, I know it’s technically not an “album”, but music is music, songs are songs. That EP sounds like nothing else on the planet, completely unique.

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

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

  28. Transatlanticism

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

  30. My absolute favorite dcfc album: We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes

    I can’t get into their albums post Plans, barsuk years were definitely the best

  31. Transatlanticism

  32. You Can Play These Songs With Chords

  33. This is nearly impossible for me to choose. I feel like I always have a different one I listen to more. I love them pretty equally, but I’ll go with Plans for this one.

  34. Plans <3

  35. Photo Album or Transatlanticism or Codes and Keys or The Forbidden Love EP or The Stability EP. Its so hard to pick just one.

  36. Transatlanticism!

  37. Plans is my favorite album

  38. Narrow Stairs for sure.

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

  40. Transatlanticism – 1st Death Cab album that I bought and it opened the door to many other great albums.

  41. Transatlantacism! :) Simply beautiful album.

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