Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie originally formed in Bellingham, WA, in 1997 with their casette-only Elsinor Records release, you can play these songs with chords (later expanded and reissued by Barsuk on CD). The group, which appropriated its name from a song title by '60s UK rock ensemble The Bonzo Dog Band, has consistently released outstanding albums over the years, gaining a wider audience and seeping into the consciousness of mainstream America with the success of their latest albums, the most recent of which were released by Atlantic Records. The band remains a core member of the Barsuk family, however, and they released their 2005 album plans on double 180 gram LP (complete with the vinyl-only bonus track talking like turnstiles), and their most recent album, narrow stairs on 180 gram vinyl (the first pressing of which contains a bonus 7" single). In addition to the Ben Gibbard lo-fi solo project All-Time Quarterback CD reissue from a few years back, this year Barsuk also released the Chris Walla solo project, field manual, the Steve Fisk & Benjamin Gibbard score to the film kurt cobain about a son, and the 10-year anniversary deluxe reissue of their debut, something about airplanes.