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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 power, scored a number of inescapable urban radio hits, and just debuted at #1 with The Album About Nothing, a project on which he collaborated with his lifelong hero Jerry… More »

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. 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 »

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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 first with an outside producer, Rich Costey. The newfangled Death Cab live band has North American dates coming this fall, but they were recently in the UK, where Ben Gibbard… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 27, 2015 - 11:14 am

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 album Kintsugi, and they sounded poised and pretty. It was a perfectly good late-night performance, but it couldn’t help but feel a bit anticlimactic after what came before. Both Jack… More »

By: 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 its sixth year of existence with a lineup featuring the Black Keys, FKA Twigs, Death Cab For Cutie, alt-J, the Wu-Tang Clan (at least, some of them), and a bunch… More »

By: Stereogum / June 19, 2015 - 11:14 am

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 out. Now the group have shared a video to accompany the track off their new album Kintsugi. Director Robert Hales’ black and white clip is a fairly literal interpretation of… More »

By: 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 Cab For Cutie returned this year sans founding member Chris Walla with Kintsugi, their first album since 2011’s Codes And Keys, and Deacon has put the album’s first single “BlackMore »

By: Caitlin White / May 21, 2015 - 11:41 am

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 with a performance on Fallon last night. The newly revamped band did what felt like a particularly dramatic rendition of “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive.” Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / May 12, 2015 - 8:53 am

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 eight full-length. Though Kintsugi was recorded with Walla, Death Cab enlisted Zac Rae as their new touring member. In these acoustic performances of “Black Sun” and “Passenger Seat,” recorded a… More »

By: 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 future of streaming in the music industry. Following the roll-out of Tidal — Jay-Z’s superstar-sponsored effort to enter the music streaming world — several musicians not included on the cool… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 14, 2015 - 11:59 am

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 offices for the station’s signature Tiny Desk concert series. Frontman Ben Gibbard, bassist Nick Harmer and pianist Zac Rae performed “Black Sun,” “No Room In Frame,” “Your Heart Is A… More »

By: 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 their own on Kimmel’s outdoor stage. They did their Kintsugi singles “Black Sun” and “No Room On Frame,” and it’s only their second late-night appearance without the inimitable Chris Walla… More »

By: 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 aesthetic difference between modern-day GBV and modern-day Death Cab For Cutie seems vast, the bands exploded into the national underground within a few years of each other and probably came… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 27, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Stream Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi

Death Cab For Cutie’s new album Kintsugi is their first in four years; it follows 2011’s Codes And Keys. It’s also the first album the band has released since guitarist and co-founder Chris Walla left. Walla played on the album, but he didn’t produce it, and it’s the first Death Cab album that bears that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015 - 10:45 am

Death Cab For Cutie – “Little Wanderer”

Death Cab For Cutie has shared “Little Wanderer,” the fourth single from their upcoming eighth full-length Kintsugi. Unlike the tracks we’ve already heard from it — “Black Sun,” “No Room In Frame,” and “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive” — this one feels a little more muted, falling back on the long-distance imagery blues that have… More »

By: James Rettig / March 16, 2015 - 8:37 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

For all the fresh beefing we were made to endure this week, it’s nice to have the 5 Best Songs to help us remember why we listen to music in the first place. Musicians dissing each other is fun (and often very, very funny), but at the end of a long week, it’s about so… More »

By: Stereogum / February 27, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Watch Mark Kozelek Fill In On Guitar For His Broken-Handed Friend Ben Gibbard

One of the many showstoppers on Sun Kil Moon’s Benji was album closer “Ben’s My Friend,” a song about Mark Kozelek having something of a nervous breakdown while watching longtime pal Ben Gibbard perform for a massive audience on the Postal Service reunion tour. Kozelek and Gibbard have since published a pair of email conversations,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015 - 11:41 am

Death Cab For Cutie – “No Room In Frame”

“No Room In Frame” is the opening track on Death Cab For Cutie’s new Kintsugi, and now it’s the second single following “Black Sun.” As an opener, “No Room In Frame” does a fine job setting the tone in terms of both sonic experimentation (all these beats beats beats beats beats beats) and lyrical ruminatio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015 - 10:45 am

Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun” Video

Black Sun” is the first single off of Death Cab For Cutie’s forthcoming LP, Kintsugi, and today the band has shared a super high-budget narrative piece as the official video. Ben Gibbard plays a director on the set of an action shoot, and we are tasked with watching a man get hit by a car… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 11, 2015 - 11:22 am
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