Death Cab for Cutie – the indie giants, the hipster kings. And it almost never happened. Originally Ben Gibbard’s solo project, the underground acclaim achieved by an initial, cassette-only release caused him to create a full-time band. Since the 2003 release of Transatlanticism, these über nerds have been ruling the radio waves. Death Cab for Cutie’s recent release Plans has seen more fans joining the flock. This quartet has solidified its stature as a group that matters.
Vitamin Records latest accomplishment transforms the band’s hip chords into lush and moody classical music. This is not just a simple tribute to a great band; this package shows that great music truly translates into any genre. The violins carry the melodies with liquid ease, while the viola and the cello create the intense bass lines to our favorite hits like “Transatlanticism,” “Soul Meets Body,” and “The Sound of Settling.” This is one release that should not be missed. On Orange Crush vinyl for Record Store Day.
1. Expo ’86 – 3.08
2. Company Calls – 2.55
3. What Sarah Said – 3.13
4. The Sound of Settling – 2.36
5. Marching Bands of Manhattan – 2.56
6. Soul Meets Body – 3.27
1. Transatlanticism – 3.58
2. Blacking Out the Friction – 3.16
3. The New Year – 3.13
4. A Movie Script Ending – 3.14
5. Styrofoam Plates – 3.23
6. The Employment Pages – 3.16