Tag Archives: Death Cab for Cutie

Listen: Benjamin Gibbard “Teardrop Windows”

Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard is releasing his debut solo album, Former Lives, on October 10 via Barsuk Records. Get a taste of it with the stream above and catch him on tour:

Wed Sep 26 – Big Sur CA @ Henry Miller Library
Sun Oct 14 – Toronto ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Thu Nov 01 – Minneapolis MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women’s Club w/ Advance Base
Fri Nov 02 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre w/ Advance Base
Sun Nov 04 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater w/ Advance Base
Mon Nov 05 – New York, NY @ Town Hall w/ Advance Base
Wed Nov 07 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre w/ Advance Base
Thu Nov 08 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue w/ Advance Base
Sat Nov 10 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom w/ Advance Base
Sun Nov 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse w/ Advance Base
Tue Nov 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre w/ Damien Jurado
Wed Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell w/ Damien Jurado
Fri Nov 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox w/ Damien Jurado
Sun Nov 18 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom w/ Damien Jurado

Friday: The Eastern Sea @ The Basement

I’ve never met the Austin, Texas band The Eastern Sea but if sounds tell the story, I bet they are really nice guys. I know another band of really nice guys – Death Cab for Cutie – who I saw perform at Bernie’s “back in the day” (an old guy like me can say that and truly mean it) and I remember them sincerely thanking the audience for paying attention after each and every song. It comes as no surprise, then, that The Eastern Sea sort of occupies that same sonic space as Death Cab – nice and dreamy guitars, pretty harmonies, very non-threatening vocals.

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Bunbury Music Festival happening July 13-15 in Cincinnati

We’re a mere 11 days away from the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival taking place at Sawyer’s Point in Cincinnati. The 3-day festival features over 100 bands (ranging from internationally-known headlining acts like Jane’s Addiction, Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie a 15-year-old Cincinnati singer/songwriter, Jake Kolesar, whose set will be a mix of originals and covers) as well as a number of DJs.

We’ve spent the last month interviewing many of the bands performing so that we can present to those of you going somewhat of a “festival guide” and we’re going to start publishing these features, a few each day, starting today. Next week we’ll give you our picks as to the “must see” acts at the festival and then we’ll be providing coverage from the event itself.

Bunbury Festival adds 20+ acts including Neon Trees, UME, Alberta Cross

The Bunbury Festival – taking place July 13-15 in Cincinnati and featuring headliners Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie – announced another wave of performers on Friday afternoon. Quite a few highlights despite not a ton of well-known names. And for those wondering, The Flaming Lips, The National, and The Afghan Whigs will NOT be performing.

Friday: Crash King, Henry Clay People, Capital Cities, Kids These Days, G Miles & the Hitmen, Find Vienna, Humble Home, Emily & the Complexes

Saturday: Imagine Dragons, Alberta Cross, The 4 On The Floor, The Sundresses, Sphynx, Black Taxi, Old Lights, Doop and the Inside Outlaws

Sunday: Neon Trees, The Deep Dark Woods, UME, Nikki Lane, Pomegranates, Black Owls, Belle Histoire, Child Bite, Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound, Rachel Ann Figley, The Black Tape, Archer’s Paradox

Exact times haven’t been announced but here’s the most current day-by-day lineup.

Bunbury Music Festival (July 13-15 in Cincinnati) announces lineup

Here’s the lineup for the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival to be held in Cincinnati July 13-15.

Friday, July 13
Janes Addiction
Airborne Toxic Event – Minus the Bear – O.A.R
Foxy Shazam – Ra Ra Riot
LP – Matt Pryor – Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Ponderosa – All Get Out
The Minor Leagues – Lauren Mann – She Does Is Magic – Bo & the Locomotive Tristen – Pet Clinic

Saturday, July 14
Gym Class Heroes – Manchester Orchestra
GroupLove – RJD2 – Dan Deacon
Jukebox the Ghost – The Bright Light Social Hour – Kevin Devine
The Silent Comedy – Graffiti 6 – 1,2,3 – Secret Music
Messerly & Ewing – 500 Miles To Memphis – Lions Rampant – Jeremy Pinnell & the 55’s – Wheels on Fire – Hotfox

Sunday, July 15
Death Cab for Cutie
City and Colour – Motion City Soundtrack – Guided By Voices
Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s – Good Old War – Lights – Will Hoge
Maps & Atlases – YAWN – Now, Now
Wussy – Seedy Seeds – The Tillers

More bands and the DJ stage to be announced! Please check back!

Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie to headline Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati (July 13-15)

Wow, Cincinnati steps up the game this summer with a 3-day music festival featuring some big name headliners. The Bunbury Music Festival is being put together by Bill Donabedian, a co-founder of the successful MidPoint Music Festival. And as you can see, Bill’s scored some major talent with more bands to be announced.

Tickets are already on sale and are very reasonably priced. One-day tickets are $46. Three-day tickets are $93.

As we hear about more acts added to the bills, we’ll let you know.

Video: Death Cab for Cutie “You Are a Tourist”

The ‘big’ story around this video was that it was filmed in one take and streamed live on the web as it happened. OKGo probably have a few more interesting one take videos than this, to be honest.

SXSW Updates: Stereogum Brings Ben Gibbard, Pure Volume House, Music for Listeners, More and More

RSVPs open March 8 here.

RSVP to the week long Pure Volume house here.

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Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me On the Equinox” Video: From Twilight “New Moon” Soundtrack

This is now the most footage I’ve ever seen from a Twilight movie. :(

Youth Group @ The Basement (Wed. 10/7)

pat-youthgroupSomebody should take bassist Patrick Matthews from Youth Group to Dirty Frank’s before Wednesday night’s show at The Basement! The Australian band has made a few trips to Columbus since their inception in 2004 and their gentle brand of indie-pop (falling somewhere between Death Cab for Cutie and Teenage Fanclub) is always welcomed.

The band’s latest (their 3rd U.S. release since 2004), The Night is Ours, is filled with tales of love and heartbreak and if the kids were still making mix CDs to express interest in somebody of the opposite sex, Youth Group would be the band on the soundtrack that the recipient would say, “They sound so familiar and yet I can’t figure out who it is”. I have no idea what size audience Youth Group draws in Columbus but when I saw them in L.A. in 2005, the Spaceland was packed with hipsters wanting to discover their new favorite band before the rest of the world.

Youth Group, Other Girls, and Six Gallery perform at The Basement on Wednesday, October 7. Tickets are $12 at the door and doors open at 7pm.