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Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Working With The Scars: Death Cab For Cutie Repair Themselves For Kintsugi

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / March 9, 2015 - 10:12 am

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 productive recording and tireless performing make him exactly the scribe for the job. “The Hereafter” — which, like the rest of Votolato’s upcoming album Hospital Handshakes, was produced by formerMore »

By: Patrick Hosken / January 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Q&A: Death Cab For Cutie Preview Their Final Album With Chris Walla

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 23, 2014 - 4:54 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 live show with the group at Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. Walla will still appear on Death Cab’s upcoming eighth studio album, but after that he’ll be gone from… More »

By: James Rettig / September 14, 2014 - 12:02 pm

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 sad. I love my bandmates, and I’m proud of what we’ve done, and mercifully, those things don’t change with my departure,” he said in a post for Seattle newspaper TheMore »

By: James Rettig / August 13, 2014 - 12:21 pm

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 Barsuk Years boxset, which was originally slated for release in January, was finally making its shipping rounds, but that more than half of the records were mislabeled. A listener throw… More »

By: 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, Trans, but also produced, engineered, and mixed their debut EP and upcoming LP, Arrows. This first taste is an ode to the Pacific Northwest (and, in a way, a di… More »

By: jessica / August 5, 2010 - 11:53 am

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 logic underlying the way in which they had grouped together bands and pit them against one another. The logic being: their demographic is college, and college is the time whe… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 19, 2009 - 4:03 pm

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 not so much for Coco’s response to their performance but how he’s at least two times as tall as they are. I would have made that the thumbnail associated with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2009 - 11:30 am

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 Death Cab collaborators maintain the vibe. More »

By: brandon / October 20, 2009 - 9:26 am

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 strangers and emerged in two days with a song. More »

By: brandon / October 12, 2009 - 3:47 pm

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 album Sainthood, in a church (all non-spiritual coincidences, she insisted). But when it comes to hearing studio work, it’s fun stacking initial observations of a band’s new material against their… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009 - 9:18 am

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. We’re still skeptical about the Radiohead and Bon Iver tunes rumored for the soundtrack, but at least we know Death Cab For Cutie penned its first single. (At least! God… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 27, 2009 - 2:13 pm

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 Van Nuys, CA, and Two Sticks Audio in Seattle, WA.

Tegan & Sara’s 2007 record The Con grew on me, especially when live, acoustic performances from the sisters started… More »

By: jessica / July 31, 2009 - 1:24 am

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 to UC San Diego’s RIMAC Arena last night. Photographer Andrew Youssef made the drive from L.A. to La Jolla (as did a lot of folks impatient for the Hollywood Bowl… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2009 - 2:24 pm

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 songs weren’t “castoffs,” but simply that they didn’t fit the mood and temperament of the LP’s 11-song set. True enough, the past three days have proven The Open Door’s mood separate… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2009 - 9:35 am

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 shift from the happy jangle of EP opener “Little Bribes.” Ben’s scene-setting lyric: “Pity, take pity on me / ‘Cause I’m not half the man I should be / Alway… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 24, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie are a band that consistently turns out sincere, thoughtful indie rock in a style their own. More »

By: jim / July 16, 2008 - 6:17 am

New Chris Walla Demo – “Genevieve & Me”

Today your regular bloggers have been replaced by Ben, Chris, Nick, and Jason of Death Cab For Cutie. The band’s new album Narrow Stairs is out now. DCFC are not professional bloggers, so please send them tips.

By Chris Walla
There’s no shortage of articles about this so-called credit crunch we’re in, how shitty… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 20, 2008 - 4:15 pm
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