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The Grammys are on a Monday this year. Sunday is Valentine’s Day and Monday is Presidents’ Day, so the Grammy people figured they’d be better off putting the ceremony at the end of the long weekend. And as it turns out, that means music fans don’t have to choose between the Grammys and Martin Scorsese… More »

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

Growing up, I spent a lot of time in hospitals. Most of that time has bled together, a blur of squeaky white floors and fluorescent lights, kind of comfortable but mostly itchy chairs, the lingering smell of antiseptic. One memory that’s always stuck with me is a time that I was listening to Plans in… More »

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Watch Death Cab For Cutie Cover R.E.M. With R.E.M.’s Peter Buck & Mike Mills

The fifth iteration of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck's annual Todos Santos Music Festival, which takes place in Baja California, Mexico and benefits the Palapa Society…
Peter Helman | January 25, 2016 - 7:07 pm

Watch Jennifer Lopez Judge Contestant’s Intense Death Cab Cover On American Idol

It's the last season of American Idol, which means it's the last time to watch their delightfully, painfully awkward audition episodes. (That is, unless you…
James Rettig | January 7, 2016 - 10:10 am
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Yoko Ono – “Forgive Me My Love (Death Cab For Cutie Remix)”

Next year, just a day after her 83rd birthday, Yoko Ono will release a new remix album, Yes, I'm A Witch Too, a sequel to…
James Rettig | November 9, 2015 - 10:37 am

Death Cab For Cutie – “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive (Tycho Remix)”

Kintsugi contains some of the tightest late-era Death Cab For Cutie hooks, and they tend themselves well to the remix treatment as evidenced by Tycho's…
James Rettig | September 9, 2015 - 11:47 am
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Death Cab For Booty: DCFC Apologize For Getting Hacked With Porn Links

Death Cab For Cutie have long made music to soundtrack our heartbreaks, bitter longings, and deeply-felt love, but their discography has remained fairly PG despite…
Caitlin White | August 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
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Watch Death Cab For Cutie’s Black Cab Session (Stereogum Premiere)

Death Cab For Cutie are busy traveling the world in support of Kintsugi, their final album with founding member and production maestro Chris Walla and…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2015 - 11:14 am
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Watch Death Cab For Cutie Perform, Boy George & Jack Black Cover The Doors On Conan

Last night, Death Cab For Cutie were musical guests on Conan. They played "The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive," the most recent single form their new…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2015 - 9:12 am

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2015

Not to be confused with Brooklyn's Northside Festival, Denmark's NorthSide Festival (note the capitalization!) takes place ever June in Aarhaus Denmark, and the fest celebrated…
Stereogum | June 19, 2015 - 11:14 am
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Death Cab For Cutie – “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive” Video

We premiered "The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive" along with an extensive cover story on Death Cab For Cutie back in March when the song came…
Caitlin White | June 15, 2015 - 11:00 am

Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun (Dan Deacon Remix)”

If there was ever anyone that needed his wonderfully woeful voice and neat-box pop-rock fucked up by Dan Deacon's mischievous touch, it's Ben Gibbard. Death…
Caitlin White | May 21, 2015 - 11:41 am
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Watch Death Cab For Cutie Do “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive” On Fallon

After an appearance on Kimmel at the beginning of last month, Death Cab For Cutie continued their late-night talk show circuit in support of Kintsugi
James Rettig | May 12, 2015 - 8:53 am
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Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun” + “Passenger Seat” (Acoustic) Video

For Death Cab For Cutie fans, news of Chris Walla's departure was a jarring accompaniment to last August's announcement that the band had completed their…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 27, 2015 - 10:26 am

Ben Gibbard Thinks Tidal Is Dumb, Too

Death Cab For Cutie put out a new record this year, Ben Gibbard's post-divorce effort Kintsugi, so perhaps that's why he's newly concerned about the…
Caitlin White | April 14, 2015 - 11:59 am
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The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale's rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse's…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm
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Watch Death Cab For Cutie’s Tiny Desk Concert

Death Cab For Cutie are back in full force with this year's brand new album Kintsugi, and three of the group's members stopped by NPR's…
Caitlin White | April 6, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Bring “Black Sun” And “No Room In Frame” To Jimmy Kimmel

While the best part of Jimmy Kimmel last night had to have been the Rihanna April Fool's Day prank, Death Cab For Cutie also held…
James Rettig | April 2, 2015 - 10:00 am

Watch Ben Gibbard Cover Guided By Voices’ “Tractor Rape Chain”

"Tractor Rape Chain" is one of the most classic songs on Bee Thousand, one of Guided By Voices' most classic albums. And even though the…
Chris DeVille | March 27, 2015 - 4:04 pm
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