You have the facts and you’re voting mostly yes to Narrow Stairs. The Death Cabbers celebrated release day last night, bringing their ode to being creepy “I Will Possess Your Heart” to the Ed Sullivan Theater. Whatever your response to the record, this is a knockout performance by late night indie rock standards: confident, good sound, fat pocket. Sans intro, it’s an economical take on the multi-minute jam (Death Cab probably wanted to play the album version but it’s only a 90 minute show). We liked ‘em at Coachella, but this is sounding powerful in close quarters. Besides Letterman likes it, so, score.
We have a winner indeed. Nick Harmer is a fierce bassist and such a good vodka salesman, you guys.
Narrow Stairs is out via Atlantic.