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. Transatlanticism or We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes

  2. Transatlanticism!

  3. The Photo Album

  4. Transatlantacism

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

  6. The Photo Album.

  7. We Have The Facts!!!!!!!

  8. Although Transatlanticism is a close second and is arguably better conceptually (and has my favorite DCFC song, “Lightness”), there is no song on We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes that I don’t love in and of itself.

    Also on this (http://gizoogle.net/xfer.php?link=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FBen_Gibbard&sa=U&ei=JgK9UIPTNseN0wXvrYDICA&ved=0CB0QFjAA&usg=AFQjCNGWVU5JEhhKYfLMsWJJoJ5uwXio4g) “Wikipizzle” page about Ben Gibbard (via Gizoogle.net) it is listed in their Discography as “Our thugged-out asses Have tha Factz n’ We’re Votin Yes” which is just unbeatable.

    So I’m going with WHTFAWFY, and I’d LOVE to have it on vinyl along with the acoustic version of “405″ (which is on The Forbidden Love EP). Thanks!

  9. Although Transatlanticism is a close second and is arguably better conceptually (and has my favorite DCFC song, “Lightness”), there is no song on We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes that I don’t love in and of itself. Also on this (http://gizoogle.net/xfer.php?link=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FBen_Gibbard&sa=U&ei=JgK9UIPTNseN0wXvrYDICA&ved=0CB0QFjAA&usg=AFQjCNGWVU5JEhhKYfLMsWJJoJ5uwXio4g) “Wikipizzle” page about Ben Gibbard (via Gizoogle.net) it is listed in their Discography as “Our thugged-out asses Have tha Factz n’ We’re Votin Yes” which is just unbeatable. So I’m going with WHTFAWFY, and I’d LOVE to have it on vinyl along with the acoustic version of “405″ (which is on The Forbidden Love EP). Thanks!

  10. Has to be Transatlanticism, Tiny Vessels being my favourite song.

  11. The Photo Album

  12. Transatlanticism

  13. Although Transatlanticism is a close second and is arguably better conceptually
    (and has my favorite DCFC song, “Lightness”), there is no song on
    We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes that I don’t love in and of itself.

    Also on this “Wikipizzle” page about Ben Gibbard
    (http://gizoogle.net/xfer.php?link=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FBen_Gibbard&sa=U&ei=JgK9UIPTNseN0wXvrYDICA&ved=0CB0QFjAA&usg=AFQjCNGWVU5JEhhKYfLMsWJJoJ5uwXio4g)
    (via Gizoogle.net) it is listed in their Discography as
    “Our thugged-out asses Have tha Factz n’ We’re Votin Yes” which is just unbeatable.
    So I’m going with WHTFAWFY, and I’d LOVE to have it on vinyl
    along with the acoustic version of “405″ (which is on The Forbidden Love EP). Thanks!

  14. The Photo Album :)

  15. Plans is my favorite album. It’s hard to choose I love them all though.

  16. The Photo Album is the first one I heard and the one I’ll always love the most.

  17. Transatlanticism, one of my all time favorite albums.

  18. Transatlantacism

  19. Transalantacism..

  20. Transatlanticism!

  21. Tough to choose, but I’ll go with Transatlanticism.

  22. Transatlantacism is my favorite album of all time…so so so beautiful.

  23. something about airplanes

  24. The Photo album

  25. Transatlanticism. I tend to lump the earlier albums together, but they have some solid songs. It all came together with Transatlanticism though.

  26. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes – hands down!

  27. Without a doubt it is Photo Album

  28. Transatlanticism, beautiful album overall.

  29. Transatlanticism, but “blacking out the friction” and “a song for kelly huckaby” hold a special place in my heart.

  30. Transatlantacism – Seth Cohen knew what he was about.

  31. Transatlanticism….all day

  32. Transatlanticism!!!!

  33. Narrow Stairs changed my life.

  34. The Photo Album is my all-time favorite of theirs, though Narrow Stairs creeps up on it some days.

  35. Something About Airplanes

  36. Like many others here, Transatlanticism. A timeless masterpiece. The title song was used for our first wedding dance!

  37. The Photo Album

  38. My absolute favorite has to be Photo Album, but Transatlanticism speaks to me on so many levels. Dude, I would keel over and cry if I won this sweeps. Like…for real.

  39. Transatlanticism

  40. Trent Ekblad  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2012 0

    plans

  41. The Photo Album

  42. Transatlanticism

  43. Narrow Stairs… such a moving record…. it’s a masterpiece

  44. transatlantacism!

  45. The Photo Album

  46. Transatlantacism is da best!

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