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For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we’re reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum’s free, downloadable compilation was released in July 2007 on the 10th anniversary of Radiohead’s classic album, and was the first in a series of tribute albums we’ve produced over the years. (You can check out our tribute… More »

Music Hall Of Williamsburg is too small for Death Cab For Cutie. The room has a capacity of 550 people, but feels even smaller today, when it’s entirely empty and the band is fine-tuning the little details of the handful of new songs they plan to preview at tomorrow night’s surprise show. Despite having only… More »

It’s weird to think about the fact that Death Cab For Cutie have now been a band for nearly two decades. For those of us who came of age alongside the band’s music, revisiting Death Cab’s back catalog — currently seven albums deep — can be something akin to re-reading old diary entries: deeply personal,… More »

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Chris Walla – “Kanta’s Theme”

Chris Walla has announced his first release since his departure from Death Cab For Cutie last year. It's a full-length instrumental album called Tape Loops,…
James Rettig | August 27, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Rocky Votolato – “The Hereafter” (Stereogum Premiere)

A surging, horizon-groping tune like Rocky Votolato's latest single, "The Hereafter," could only have come from a world-weary songwriting vet. Luckily, Votolato's 15 years of…
Patrick Hosken | January 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Watch Death Cab For Cutie’s Last Performance With Chris Walla

Last month, Chris Walla announced that he would be leaving Death Cab For Cutie after over fifteen years with the band. He played his last…
James Rettig | September 14, 2014 - 12:02 pm
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Chris Walla Quits Death Cab For Cutie

Chris Walla has announced his departure from Death Cab For Cutie. "Deciding to leave the band was not, and is not, easy. It’s really, really…
James Rettig | August 13, 2014 - 12:21 pm
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Walla – “Never Give Up” & Sombear – “Incredibly Still” (Stereogum Premiere)

Today's been a bit of a big news day for Death Cab For Cutie-related vinyl. Earlier, it was noted that the long-awaited Death Cab The
Claire Lobenfeld | April 1, 2013 - 4:03 pm

The Lonely Forest – “Live There” (Stereogum Premiere)

Washington State foursome the Lonely Forest caught the eye/ear of Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla, who not only signed them to his new label,…
jessica | August 5, 2010 - 11:53 am
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Photos, Video From The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards

When MTV's college-obsessed little sister station mtvU announced the nominations for this year's Woodie Awards, we had some fun trying to make sense of the…
Amrit Singh | November 19, 2009 - 4:03 pm
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Tegan & Sara Give Conan “Hell”

The Quin sisters brought the non-spiritual song "Hell," the lead single from the non-spiritual LP Sainthood, to Conan last night. Take it to the end…
Amrit Singh | November 3, 2009 - 11:30 am
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Stream Tegan & Sara’s Sainthood

Most fans were into “Hell”‘s “bigger and more forceful” full-band sound. Listen to T&S’s sixth album at MySpace to see if the Quins and their…
brandon | October 20, 2009 - 9:26 am
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New Chris Walla & J. Robbins – “Mercury”

What do you get when you cross Death Cab and Jawbox? Find out at NPR, where Walla and Robbins entered the Project Song studio stranger…
brandon | October 12, 2009 - 3:47 pm
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New Tegan & Sara – “Hell”

Our first listen of this track came from Tegan & Sara's recent set at Rifflandia festival, where the sisters Quin debuted Tegan's "Hell," from the…
Amrit Singh | October 6, 2009 - 9:18 am
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Death Cab Reveal New Moon Soundtrack Single

Twilight 2: The Edge Of Reason is coming (omg), and just in time too because there are no vampire stories in pop culture these days.
Scott Lapatine | August 27, 2009 - 2:13 pm
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Progress Report: Tegan & Sara

NAME: Tegan & Sara PROGRESS REPORT: Listening to mixes for their sixth studio album, Sainthood, out October 27. Recorded at Sound City in Va…
jessica | July 31, 2009 - 1:24 am
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Death Cab For Cutie/Ra Ra Riot/Cold War Kids @ RIMAC Arena (UCSD Campus), La Jolla 4/29/09

After we premiered each track from Death Cab's new Open Door EP, the band set out on a North American tour that found its way…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2009 - 2:24 pm
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New Death Cab For Cutie – “I Was Once A Loyal Lover” (Stereogum Premiere)

It is Thursday, which means it is The Open Door's Track 4 day. In announcing this new EP, Death Cab said these Narrow Stairs-session song…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2009 - 9:35 am
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New Death Cab For Cutie – “A Diamond And A Tether” (Stereogum Premiere)

The next stop on our track-a-day premiere of Death Cab's new Narrow Stairs companion Open Door EP is, fittingly, Track Two. And it's a stark…
Amrit Singh | March 24, 2009 - 2:30 pm
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Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie are a band that consistently turns out sincere, thoughtful indie rock in a style their own.
jim | July 16, 2008 - 6:17 am
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