Album Review


March 31, 2015

Kintsugi is Death Cab for Cutie's survival record. In the years since the indie-rock heroes put out 2011's comparatively buoyant Codes and Keys, frontman Ben Gibbard went through a public divorce from actress-singer Zooey Deschanel, and founding guitarist...


Hear Death Cab for Cutie's Melancholy 'Little Wanderer'

March 16, 2015

Death Cab for Cutie get back to basics with "Little Wanderer," a melancholy, guitar-driven sing-along from their upcoming eighth LP, Kintsugi. The song, a meditation on a musician's long-distance relationship, premiered Monday on The Line of...

Song Review

"Black Sun"

February 11, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie's new album is their first without founding member Chris Walla, and their first since frontman Ben Gibbard divorced Zooey Deschanel. So when Gibbard sings, "There's a dumpster in the driveway of all the plans that came undone,"...


Death Cab for Cutie Reveal Symbolic Title of New Album

January 12, 2015

Chris Walla may have left Death Cab for Cutie last year, but he's still with the band.  That was probably to be expected; after 17 years together, it's difficult to just pick up and move on. So while Walla's departure created what frontman Ben Gibbard...


Hear Death Cab for Cutie's Psychedelic Single 'Black Sun'

January 26, 2015

Death Cab for Cutie get psychedelic on "Black Sun," the first single from their upcoming eighth LP, Kintsugi. "How could something so fair be so cruel," frontman Ben Gibbard sings over a churning bass riff and spiraling synths, "When this...



Q&A: Ben Gibbard Talks 'Sonic Highways,' Grunge, Cobain

November 29, 2014

"If the Foo Fighters want you to show up somewhere, you just do it," Ben Gibbard tells Rolling Stone. So when Dave Grohl reached out to the Death Cab For Cutie frontman to ask if he'd participate in the Foos' HBO documentary series Sonic...


Watch Death Cab for Cutie Say Goodbye to Chris Walla

September 14, 2014

Death Cab for Cutie co-founder, multi-instrumentalist and producer Chris Walla played his last show with the band on Saturday night at Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. As bandmate Ben Gibbard introduced the closing number on their...


Fun Fun Fun Fest: Judas Priest, Nas, Neutral Milk Hotel to Headline

May 19, 2014

Heavy-metal trailblazers Judas Priest will headline Fun Fun Fun Fest this fall as their first announced date of an U.S. tour in support of their upcoming record, Redeemer of Souls. It's their first concert since they completed their Epitaph Tour, their...


Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson to Headline Boston Calling

January 28, 2014

Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson and Modest Mouse will top an impressive bill for this year's Boston Calling Music Festival, set for May 23rd-25th at Boston's City Hall Plaza. The festival, which will take place over three days for the first time,...


Death Cab For Cutie Draw 'A Line in the Sand'

October 24, 2014

Ben Gibbard knows what you're thinking about the new Death Cab For Cutie album, their last to feature founding member Chris Walla. He's thinking it too. "Oh, there is undoubtedly a line in the sand here," he says. "The position we're in – it's...


Death Cab for Cutie Lose Founding Member

August 13, 2014

Chris Walla – co-founder, multi-instrumentalist and producer for indie-rock act Death Cab for Cutie – has announced that he'll leave the band following their current run of festival dates, culminating with a headline performance at Rifflandia...


Ben Gibbard, Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Score Sundance Films

January 6, 2014

This year's Sundance Film Festival has a few musical all-stars on its side. Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Beastie Boys rapper/producer Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz have both scored films that will screen at the 2014 festival, which takes place...



Death Cab for Cutie Return to Studio to Record Eighth Album

October 10, 2013

Death Cab for Cutie have begun working on their eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2011's Codes and Keys. The group is currently holed up in a Seattle studio with producer/bandmember Chris Walla, and they recently posted a photo to Instagram showing...


Death Cab for Cutie Reissuing 'Transatlanticism' for 10th Anniversary

August 29, 2013

Death Cab for Cutie are marking the 10th anniversary of Transatlanticism with a reissue of their breakthrough album. To celebrate, the band will release a new vinyl pressing, along with a digital version, Pitchfork reports. Where...


The Postal Service Set First Headline Tour in 10 Years

February 4, 2013

The Postal Service have followed up their reunion news and Coachella dates by booking their first headlining shows in 10 years. The band will kick off their tour on April 9th in Reno, Nevada, and close out on June 14th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn....


Heart, Death Cab for Cutie Celebrate at Bumbershoot 2013

September 3, 2013

While the annual Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival has always leaned local, it's safe to say the 2013 edition was its most homegrown yet. With a roster that included Alt.-j, Fun. and Bassnectar alongside Heart and Death Cab for Cutie, it also may have...


Apple Secures Warner Rights for Streaming Service

June 5, 2013

On Sunday, Apple and the Warner Music Group reached a licensing agreement to stream the entire Warner catalog on a yet-to-launch iTunes extension, unofficially dubbed "iRadio." Artists signed to record labels affiliated with Warner include Green Day (Reprise),...



Ben Gibbard Goes Bad in 'Teardrop Windows'

November 1, 2012

Tom Scharpling continues his impressive run of top-notch music videos by writing and directing the new clip for Ben Gibbard's "Teardrop Windows," a single from the Death Cab for Cutie frontman's debut solo record, Former Lives. In the clip, Gibbard undergoes...


Death Cab's Ben Gibbard Strikes Out on His Own

October 15, 2012

"This record sounds more like my record collection than the band I'm in," explains Ben Gibbard of his first official solo album outside his primary group, Death Cab for Cutie. Indeed, the chiming folkie guitars and acoustic pianos dominating Former Lives...