Death Cab for Cutie has announced the vinyl reissue of their first three studio albums, Something About Airplanes (1998), We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes (2000) and The Photo Album (2001) as well as the cassette reissue of DCfC’s debut You Can Play These Song With Chords all via Barsuk Records.
In celebration, Death Cab for Cutie is offering a $5 discount to fans who buy one of the album inspired t-shirts with their vinyl. Get yours here.
These albums have largely been out of print on vinyl since their original pressing (with the exception of a limited-edition box set released by Artists in Residence), and this reissue marks the first time they’re available separately on high-quality 180 gram vinyl. Each LP includes an MP3 download code and is presented with its original artwork.
The reissue of Death Cab for Cutie’s debut, You Can Play These Songs With Chords, returns the album to its original format – cassette. Originally released in 1997 by Bellingham, WA’s Elsinor Records with two different j-card cover art versions, Chords was previously made available by Barsuk on CD with new artwork in 2002 along with extra bonus material as You Can Play These Songs With Chords + 10, but this release marks its first cassette availability in many years. This reissue includes an MP3 download code and artwork replicated from both versions of the original cassette release, along with new liner notes from Elsinor’s Joe Chilcote. More information here.
These reissues will be available at indie retail stores and other outlets in early December.
Ben, Nick, and Jason chatted with Stereogum about the new Rich Costey produced DCfC album due out next year on Atlantic.
Check out the full interview here.
Ben will be headlining the 10th Annual Little Big Show on 11/15 presented by Starbucks, KEXP, and the Seattle Theatre Group!
The show will take place at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to ArtsFund’s crowd-funding platform Power2Give / Puget Sound, which awards regional arts projects with funds that fuel Seattle’s artistic community.
Tickets on sale Friday, October 3rd at 10am here.
More info here.
“We’ve had an incredible 17 years of making music with Chris. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished together, including our 8th studio album which we have just put the finishing touches on. We will miss Chris and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career. We are excited about sharing new music, and seeing all of you very soon.”
- Ben, Nick and Jason
Chris will be joining the band on the remainder of the summer festival shows through the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC over the weekend of September 11-14. The new, yet-to-be-titled Death Cab album was recorded with producer Rich Costey and is slated for release in early 2015.
“I will miss being a quarter of this band, and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here. I am profoundly grateful to Ben, Nick, and Jason, for the experiences that define my adult life. Truly grateful, beyond words. Thank you.
I am also grateful to, and deeply humbled by, all of our fans. Without you, music would be mere ‘content’ and nothing could possibly be sadder than that. Thank you all, so dearly.”
Chris’ full statement can be read here.
Death Cab for Cutie’s Nick Harmer will be featured on the Oakland Museum of CA’s Talk and Play panel as part of their Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records series. In the discussion, “presented in collaboration with Boing Boing and Noise Pop, Boing Boing editor David Pescovitz and a panel of legends from the worlds of art, design, and music will discuss why we still yearn to put the needle on the record.”
Talk and Play, a program series in Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, features guest participants from DJs to music journalists, record collectors to experimental musicians. Talk, Play, and Sip stirs up the social atmosphere with a bar located in the Gallery during select Friday Nights @ OMCA. With something different every week, you might find yourself swapping albums with collectors, learning from an expert about the mechanics of pressing an album, or listening to a specially curated music set.
Included with Museum admission. During Friday Nights @ OMCA, from 5 to 9 pm, admission is half-price for adults, free for ages 18 and under. Admission for Members is always free. Seating for this event is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. More info here.
We regret to inform you that DCfC have to cancel their performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest due to an unforeseen and unavoidable scheduling conflict. The band is very sad to miss out on FFF, and they look forward to returning to Austin in 2015.
Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Rifflandia Music Festival this September!
The festival takes place in Victoria, BC on September 11-14 and will also include performances by The New Pornographers, The Airborne Toxic Event, and many more.
Tickets and more info: http://rifflandia.com/
Noisey went to Seattle to interview Ben on episode 1 of their Budweiser Made In America series. Watch it here!
Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining KXT‘s Summer Cut in Dallas at Gexa Energy Pavilion on August 15th!
Other artists scheduled to perform include Iron & Wine, The Hold Steady, and more!
More info here.
Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Hideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest in Chicago on September 5th!
The festival takes place September 5-6th and will also feature performances by The War On Drugs, The Dismemberment Plan, Mac Demarco, and more!
Tickets on sale now: http://ticketf.ly/1mBNrpF