Death Cab For Cutie is an American indie rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band consists of Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar), Chris Walla (guitar, production), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums). Gibbard took the band name from the title of the song written by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall and performed by their group, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, in The Beatles' 1967 film, Magical Mystery Tour.
Gibbard's first album, You Can Play These Songs with Chords, was released as a demo, leading to a record deal with Barsuk Records. It was at this time that Gibbard decided to expand the project into a complete band, and recruited band members to join. The band has released six studio albums, five EPs, and one demo to date. Their most recent album, Narrow Stairs, was released in May 2008. The band will be releasing their next album, Codes and Keys, on May 31st, 2011.
• Something About Airplanes (1998)
• We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes (2000)
• The Photo Album (2001)
• Transatlanticism (2003)
• Plans (2005)
• Narrow Stairs (2008)
• Codes and Keys (2011)
• The Forbidden Love EP (2000)
• The Stability EP (2002)
• Studio X Sessions EP (2004)
• The John Byrd EP (2005)
• The Open Door EP (2009)
Me & Death Cab
Death Cab For Cutie have been my favourite band since 2006, when my best friend gave me a link to their popular song "Soul Meets Body" and I instantly fell in love. Funnily enough, I was already a fan of Ben Gibbard's side project The Postal Service, and recognised his voice. Ever since then, my love for the band has grown exponentially outwards.
I own every LP and EP of theirs, as well as rareties and covers, and their two video albums Drive Well, Sleep Carefully and Directions: The Plans Video Album. I also own two DCFC t-shirts, and have seen them live when they came to my hometown of Adelaide (Australia) in 2009 which was an experience I won't ever forget. I hope they come back to Australia again soon. They are also my most played band on last.fm, with over 2,900 plays.
I cannot accurately express how much I love this band. I am in awe of their talents as song-writers and musicians. I enjoy their new records as much as their older ones, and I hope there are many more albums to come :)