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Watch Death Cab for Cutie Rehearse "Your New Twin Sized Bed" in Their Seattle Studio

May 15, 2008 3:31 PM ET

"We wanted to get out of the computer world and get back on tape," Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard tells Jenny Eliscu in the current issue of Rolling Stone of his band's just-released Narrow Stairs. "I just rediscovered my guitar." Gibbard and Co. (with guitars) let director Lance Bangs shoot some footage of their tour rehearsals, and Rock Daily has an exclusive: video of the band playing "Your New Twin Sized Bed" in their Seattle studio.

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