1. Death Cab For Cutie Performs New Songs, Reveals Madison Square Garden Booking at Brooklyn Show

    January 29, 2015 12:57 PM EST A few songs into Death Cab For Cutie 's performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday night (Jan. 28), Ben Gibbard played a game he referred to as "Get To Know A New Death Cab For Cutie Member." The Brooklyn gig represented just the second show Death Cab has played…

  2. Death Cab For Cutie Announces New Album, Moves on Without Chris Walla

    January 12, 2015 10:33 AM EST In Aug. 2014, multi-instrumentalist Chris Walla quit Death Cab For Cutie , yet the band resolved to continue without the founding member. Today (Jan. 12) marks a major step in Death Cab's new chapter, as it has announced a new album, its first as a trio. Kintsugi , the band's…

  3. Watch Death Cab for Cutie's Onstage Goodbye to Chris Walla

    September 14, 2014 7:48 PM EDT It was sentimental farewell for Death Cab for Cutie founding member, producer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Walla , who performed his last set with the seminal indie-rock band Saturday at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, British Columbia.  Death Cab for Cutie Returns To Studio For New…

  4. Chris Walla Leaves Death Cab For Cutie

    August 13, 2014 2:03 PM EDT Meanwhile, the band's follow-up to 2011's "Codes & Keys" is now slated for early 2015. Death Cab For Cutie's founding guitarist/keyboardist/producer, Chris Walla, will quit the long-running indie rock group following the remaining dates on their summer festival…

  5. Death Cab for Cutie Scores First Alternative Songs No. 1

    June 27, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Almost 15 years and eight chart entries into its career, Death Cab for Cutie motors to its first No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative Songs airplay chart, as "You Are a Tourist" lifts 2-1. While the band, formed in Bellingham, Wash., in 1997, has notched six top…

  6. Death Cab for Cutie 'Codes and Keys': Track-By-Track Review

    May 31, 2011 3:54 PM EDT Seven albums in and nearly 15 years later, indie rock stalwarts Death Cab For Cutie are getting a little weird -- and doing it right. On "Codes and Keys," out today (May 31, Atlantic), listeners get a clear sense of where its members currently find themselves: in adulthood. And…

  7. Watch: Death Cab For Cutie's Shepard Fairey-Created Clip for 'Home Is A Fire'

    May 10, 2011 4:29 PM EDT Renowned street artist Shepard Fairey created some of the most iconic political imagery of all time during the 2008 election, but his latest project finds him working in the music world. The man behind Pres. Obama's "Hope" posters worked with Washington rockers Death Cab For…

  8. Death Cab for Cutie To Live Broadcast Scripted Video for 'You Are A Tourist'

    March 29, 2011 4:54 PM EDT D eath Cab For Cutie's upcoming seventh studio album, "Codes and Keys," has been touted as a keyboard-heavy departure from 2008's guitar-driven "Narrow Stairs" -- an experimental thread the band will continue on the album's first video, "You Are A…

  9. Death Cab For Cutie Promises 'Very Mature' Album in 'Codes and Keys'

    February 17, 2011 11:14 AM EST For months, a vague release date of spring 2011 has been attached to "Codes and Keys," Death Cab For Cutie 's seventh studio album that reportedly features the band relying less on a guitar-based sound. But a release date of May 31 has now been announced for the album, the…

  10. Death Cab For Cutie: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:25 PM EST Death Cab For Cutie "Codes and Keys" Spring Fear not, Death Cab fans-the beloved alt-rockers haven't sold their guitars and bought synthesizers. While some recent interviews reported frontman Ben Gibbard saying the band's forthcoming album isn't "guitar-based,…

  11. 'New Moon' Q&A: Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla

    October 23, 2009 2:01 PM EDT Chances are, most tweens watching the video for Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me on the Equinox," the first single from the "New Moon" soundtrack, will fast forward right past the band to get to the scene of Robert Pattison sans shirt. But it's their loss, because…

  12. Death Cab For Cutie / June 10, 2008 / Brooklyn, NY (McCarren Park Pool)

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A thunderstorm would have been an ideal companion to Death Cab For Cutie's haunting melodies at the band's Brooklyn show but the shaky light fixtures looming overhead and the increasingly frequent bol A thunderstorm would have been an ideal companion to Death Cab For Cutie's…

  13. Rogue Wave

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ben Gibbard can throw a pretty mean curveball. With the poor weather following us almost everywhere we went, we were wondering if the storm clouds would follow us to Canada. We had no problems at the border (ask any band: almost every band has some horror story about getting stuck at the…

  14. Bit By Bit

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie offers a little bit of everything on its second major label album, "Narrow Stairs," due this week via Atlantic. Death Cab For Cutie offers a little bit of everything on its second major label album, "Narrow Stairs," due this week via Atlantic. The 11…

  15. Death Cab Sets Date For, Names New Album

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie offers a little bit of everything on its second major label album, "Narrow Stairs," due May 13 via Atlantic. Death Cab For Cutie offers a little bit of everything on its second major label album, "Narrow Stairs," due May 13 via Atlantic. The 11-track…

  16. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview (Continued)

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Click here to return to…

  17. Death Cab Throwing A 'Curve Ball' On New Album

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST To follow its 2005 mainstream breakthrough, "Plans," Death Cab For Cutie opted to record live to analog tape with as few overdubs as possible. The outcome: "a sampling of the most uptempo, upbeat Deat To follow its 2005 mainstream breakthrough, "Plans," Death Cab For…

  18. Death Cab Commissions Twelve 'Plans' Videos

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Taking a page from rapper 50 Cent's playbook, Death Cab For Cutie has commissioned music videos for each of the 12 tracks on its Atlantic debut, "Plans." The clips, which were created by a mix of expe Taking a page from rapper 50 Cent's playbook, Death Cab For Cutie has…

  19. Death Cab For Cutie Unveils Fall Tour Plans

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie will begin a fall North American tour with an Oct. 3-4 stand at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. The trek, which will feature Youth Group on the first portion and Stars on the secon Death Cab For Cutie will begin a fall North American tour with an Oct. 3-4 stand at…

  20. Hot Product

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie Death Cab On DVD Revered indie rock act Death Cab For Cutie is the subject of the documentary "Drive Well, Sleep Carefully: On the Road With Death Cab For Cutie," due this week on DVD via Plexifilm. "Drive Well" was directed by Justin Mitchell, who…

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