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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

2013

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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),...

2012

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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...

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Ben Gibbard Brings Solo Tunes to 'Fallon'

October 13, 2012

In the run-up to releasing his first solo LP next week, Ben Gibbard swung by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday to play the album's kickoff single, "Teardrop Windows," a tune inspired by the Smith Tower in his hometown of Seattle. Afterwards, the...

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High and Tight: Speed Kings

September 12, 2012

Stolen bases are like shred guitar solos – they require speed and dexterity, and they can be exciting as hell when properly employed, but they're not exactly to everyone's taste. Legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver had a legendary distaste for...

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High and Tight: Mascot Mania

August 29, 2012

On the evening of June 29th, 1979, an armored car bearing a gigantic white egg rolled onto the warning track at San Diego Stadium. The 41,000-plus fans in attendance rose to their feet, their cheers growing increasingly frenzied as the vehicle slowly...

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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...

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High and Tight: A View From the Bench

September 19, 2012

Every baseball fan has fantasized at some point in his or her life about hitting a World Series-winning walk-off homer, pitching a perfect game, or committing some other indelible act of diamond heroism. But how many of us have also daydreamed about getting...

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Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla on the Obama Campaign and Solo Album

September 9, 2012

Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla first got involved in politics as a teenager trying to repeal Seattle's Teen Dance Ordinance in the early Nineties, and he has remained active ever since. At this week’s Democratic National Convention in...

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High and Tight: Rock Baseball Experts on Midseason Trades

July 24, 2012

Whatever happens on the field over the course of the baseball season, it's pretty much a given that the most exciting off-the-field happenings will take place as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. July 31 marks the last time that teams can make trades...

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