death cab for cutie

Death Cab For Cutie Titles New Album

It will be called...NARROW STAIRS (Better or worse than Plans? Hmmm.)  The LP is due out in May. Visit DCFC at their MySpace page. - Source

Death Cab for Franz Ferdinand

One of my favorite movie quotes of all time comes from a quickly uttered line in the 80's classic 'Say Anything':

"You probably got it all figured out, Corey. If you start out depressed everything's kind of a pleasant surprise. " - Lloyd Dobbler

Such is my general outlook on life... if you start off jaded you won't be disappointed by whatever gets tossed at you. This was the state that I walked into The Aragon Ballroom last night to see the indie-hype-package-tour of Death Cab For Cutie, Franz Ferdinand and The Cribs. I make no qualms about being an indie elitist bastard (except the qualm that the tag is entirely unfair as I'm not really an elitist as I want the world to share in my musical joys) but man, did I feel like the ultimate music snob last night.


Full Online Concerts From Death Cab, White Stripes, Sigur Ros, and More

On NPR website, there is a weekly show called All Songs Considered and they have archived several full concerts from artists like Death Cab For Cutie, Secret Machines, My Morning Jacket, White Stripes, Sigur Ros, Interpol and more. I'm listening to the Secret Machines right now and it's stunning. GO NPR!!

Details on Siren Fest 2004

The Village Voice announced today the details for this year's SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL in New York. The Saturday, July 17 show will feature DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, BLONDE REDHEAD, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR, TV ON THE RADIO, Constantines, The Fiery Furnaces, The Fever, The Ponys and MANY more bands and DJs that will be announced shortly. The festival will be taking over Coney Island all day, will welcome pop kids of all ages and be totally free (yes, I did say free). Get your tickets now... oh wait, we don't need any! Want your band to play too? You've got until Friday to get a demo in to the powers that be.

You Play DJ

NPR asked a couple musicians, a few reviewers and a smattering of plain old radio listeners to play them songs from artists who they think are under-rated. The 'You Play DJ: Artists' Picks' special from All Songs Considered features picks from Ben Gibbard (Death Cab, Postal Service), Ryan Adams, John Vanderslice and more. The whole experiment turned into a rather decent radio show in the process.

Whose Driving The Mail Truck?

Indiesynthpop duo The Postal Service are taking to the road this weekend for a month long US tour. The band (a collaboration between Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello) have just hit the #1 spot on the CMJ college radio airplay chart with their Sub Pop release 'Give Up'. According to a recent MTV interview, in order to keep the audience interested in a performance that is basically 2 boys and a laptop... they plan on showing videos during each tune. Also appearing on stage will be Rilo Kelly singer Jenny Lewis who also contributes backing vocals on the full length album.