1. Chris Walla on 'Tape Loops' EP & Life After Death Cab: 'There's Never Been a Moment of Regret'

    October 16, 2015 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 With his new EP Tape Loops due Oct. 16, Chris Walla has had no second thoughts about his decision to leave Death Cab for Cutie in 2014. "There have been a lot of moments that have been difficult, but there's never been a moment of regret,& ...

  2. Death Cab for Cutie 'Re-Energized' for First Tour With New Lineup

    May 20, 2015 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Talk to any band and they will tell you there is a flip-side when a band member leaves -- namely, a renewed energy that comes into the fold with new members. Death Cab for Cutie ’s Nick Harmer tells Billboard that is, indeed, the case as the band pr ...

  3. Kanye West Soars With Friends Big Sean, Drake & Paul McCartney on Top Twitter Tracks

    February 06, 2015 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The powerhouse duo of Big Sean and featured artist Drake lands the top debut on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with "Blessings," which roars onto the chart at No. 2. The song, from Sean's forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise album, leapt to ...

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

    September 14, 2014 7:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 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.  Dea ...

  5. Exclusive: Fences Teams Up with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on New Single 'Arrows'

    July 28, 2014 12:18 PM EDT 9.709 k 239 1 The song premieres Tuesday, July 29, and could catapult Fences into Hot 100 territory. Fences, a Seattle alt-pop band helmed by Christopher Mansfield , is gearing up to release a new album in October, and Tuesday, July 29, they'll premi ...

  6. Insider Tips of the Week: A$AP Rocky, Ed Sheeran

    July 20, 2012 9:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article July 20, 2012 The hot, slow days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com has this week's heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips ...

  7. Death Cab for Cutie Plot Summer Tour, Then a Break 'Is Probably In Order'

    April 30, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Death Cab for Cutie has just announced a run of summer tour dates, kicking off June 30 in Ontario. The 18-date tour will run throughout the U.S. and Canada, stopping at several festivals along the way. See the full list of dates below. Death Cab is ...

  8. Death Cab for Cutie's Walla & Pearl Jam's Gossard Talk Public Radio Music Month

    April 27, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than 100 artists, from a variety of genres, generations and levels of success, came together this month to sign a "love letter" to public radio. Among them are members of Death Cab for Cutie , Pearl Jam , Dave Matthews Band , Iron and ...

  9. Death Cab for Cutie's Walla & Pearl Jam's Gossard Talk Public Radio Music Month

    April 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than 100 artists, from a variety of genres, generations and levels of success, came together this month to sign a "love letter" to public radio. Among them are members of Death Cab for Cutie , Pearl Jam , Dave Matthews Band , Iron and ...

  10. Death Cab For Cutie to Tour With Orchestra

    January 18, 2012 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Around the release of "Codes and Keys" last May, Death Cab For Cutie told Billboard that they were hoping to bring an orchestra on tour at some point, in order to more fully recreate their strings-tinged 2011 album. It seems the idea has f ...

  11. Tegan and Sara's Tegan Quin on 'Get Along,' Their Next Album and The Tyler Controversy

    November 03, 2011 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As they gear up to start recording their seventh studio album -- their first full-length as thirtysomethings -- Tegan and Sara have decided to look back on the past decade with "Get Along," a live DVD/CD release that hits stores Nov. 15 th ...

  12. Death Cab For Cutie Considering Tour With Orchestra

    July 06, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Death Cab For Cutie gears up for the second leg of its North American tour behind new album "Codes and Keys" later this month, the Washington rockers can't quite shake the notion of taking a string quartet out on tour. Death Cab fo ...

  13. Death Cab For Cutie Premieres Live Music Video

    April 05, 2011 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 D eath Cab For Cutie have pulled out all the stops for the video for new single "You Are a Tourist," the first-ever scripted, single-take music video production to be broadcast live as it is filmed. Before the Tim Nackashi-directed clip pr ...

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

    February 17, 2011 11:14 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ha ...

  15. Death Cab For Cutie: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:25 PM EST 0 0 0 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 forthco ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish, Fantasia Cracks Aspirin Joke

    September 10, 2010 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish Justin Bieber had a brief run-in with the law on Sunday (Sept. 9) before taking the stage at a Maryland state fair. The pop st ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Pavement, Regina Spektor, T.I., Gorillaz and More

    March 02, 2010 6:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Lo-fi rockers Pavement played their first show in ten years on their reunion tour last night (March 1) in Auckland, New Zealand, featuring songs from all ...

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

    October 23, 2009 2:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 sa ...

  19. The Billboard Q&A: Chris Walla, Death Cab for Cutie Guitarist

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM 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 ...

  20. Tegan & Sara Play Full Out On 'Sainthood'

    October 16, 2009 5:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Canadian indie-rock duo Tegan & Sara's snappy songwriting and intimate lyrics have found a steadily growing audience in the United States since the twin sisters started recording songs a decade ago. "The Con," the duo's 2007 ...

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

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 idea ...

  22. Mates Of State Prep Fifth Album, Tour

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eclectic pop duo Mates Of State will return May 20 with "Re-Arrange Us," the group's fifth album since 2000 and second for Barsuk. Eclectic pop duo Mates Of State will return May 20 with “Re-Arrange Us,” the group’s fifth album since ...

  23. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Superstar soprano Sarah Brightman enlists Paul Stanley and Andrea Bocelli as she futhers her crossover sound, Bullet For My Valentine looks to break big in the U.S. and Vampire Weekend unveils its buz A pop album from Broadway star Idina Menzel, &qu ...

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

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 bre ...

  25. Mates Of State Get Busy On Fifth Album

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mates Of State are eight songs deep into writing a new record, due in early 2008 via Barsuk. The as-yet-untitled effort will be the husband-wife duo's fifth set, and follow-up to 2006's "Bring It Back Mates Of State are eight songs de ...

  26. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince stirs up controversy with his rock- and soul-flavored new album, UNKLE starts fresh with a new label and some powerhouse collaborators and the Flaming Lips head home for a rip-roaring live DVD, Canadian rock act Sum 41's "Underclass ...

  27. Tegan & Sara Weigh Pros And 'Cons' On New CD

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Canadian sibling duo Tegan & Sara have completed work on their third album, "The Con," due July 24 via Vapor/Sanctuary Records. Canadian sibling duo Tegan & Sara have completed work on their third album, "The Con," due Ju ...

  28. Tegan & Sara Going Gritty On New Album

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock duo Tegan & Sara are about a third of the way through work on its next album, which is being produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and recorded at his new studio in Portland, Rock duo Tegan & Sara are about a third of th ...

  29. Walla Finishing Solo CD While Death Cab Idles

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While Death Cab For Cutie takes a break for the majority of 2007, guitarist Chris Walla is diving back into work on his first solo album, "It's Unsustainable." While Death Cab For Cutie takes a break for the majority of 2007, guitaris ...

  30. Death Cab Drafts Leo, Lewis, OK Go For Tour

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Death Cab For Cutie has signed up Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Jenny Lewis and OK Go as support acts for its fall tour, which begins Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. Death Cab For Cutie has signed up Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Jenny Lewis and OK Go as support ...

  31. Decemberists Push The Envelope On 'Crane Wife'

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Decemberists' upcoming album, "The Crane Wife," is thematically based on a tragic Japanese folk tale, but band leader Colin Meloy promises a fair dose of rock'n'roll, rape, murder and violence as The Decemberists' u ...

  32. Not every cloud of major-label mismanagement or

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not every cloud of major-label mismanagement or outright incompetence has a silver lining. Not every cloud of major-label mismanagement or outright incompetence has a silver lining. For every Wilco or Spoon that escapes the vacuum of big business to ...

  33. Death Cab Cracks Billboard Singles Charts

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Death Cab For Cutie's debut album for Atlantic, "Plans," won't be released until next Tuesday (Aug. 30), but the jump to a major label is already paying off. Death Cab For Cutie's debut album for Atlantic, "Plans," ...

  34. Nada Surf Hitting The Road This Fall

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla, "The Weight Is a Gift" is the follow-up to 2003's "Let Go," which debuted at No. 31 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart. Indie rock act Nada Surf will hit t ...

  35. Death Cab's Atlantic Debut Due In Late August

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Death Cab For Cutie sticks with its trademark emotional rock'n'roll sound on "Plans," its major-label debut for Atlantic after releasing four studio sets on Barsuk. Death Cab For Cutie sticks with its trademark emotional rock ...

  36. Decemberists Feeling 'Picaresque' On New Set

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Indie rock outfit the Decemberists will unveil a new album, "Picaresque," March 22 via Kill Rock Stars. Indie rock outfit the Decemberists will unveil a new album, "Picaresque," March 22 via Kill Rock Stars. The 11-track set was ...

  37. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Travis Morrison A New Plan Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison unveils his solo debut, "Travistan," this week via Barsuk Records. The set was co-produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and veteran Washington, D ...

  38. Dismemberment Plan Singer Goes Solo

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Trav ...

  39. Dismemberment Plan Eyes Final Tour, Remix Album

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already announced it will split later this year, the group is planning an extensive farewell tour as well as an album of Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock ...

  40. Dismemberment Plan Announces Split

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Washington, D.C.-based rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan will split up later this year, frontman Travis Morrison tells Billboard.com. The group will honor plans for a handful of previously announced Washington, D.C.-based rock quartet the Dismembe ...