Chris Walla guests on Air-Raid.net Podcast Episode 11/17/13

Chris Walla is the featured guest on this week’s episode of the Seattle-based podcast, Air-Raid.net.

Hear the episode here.


Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) is out today on Barsuk Records!

Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) out 10/29 on Barsuk

The Transatlanticism 10th Anniversary Edition is out today via Barsuk Records! The album is available to purchase on vinyl (with MP3 download codes) or digital-only, now with demo versions of all 11 tracks.

Purchase your reissue edition (and/or the previously unreleased demo tracks) from a retailer of your choice:

Amazon: Album Reissue / Demos
iTunes: Album Reissue / Demos

Vinyl copies of the reissue are available in limited quantities from Insound. Or, support your local record store by purchasing the Transatlanticism double LP vinyl reissue near you.


Stream ‘Transatlanticism’ 10th anniversary edition on NPR’s ‘First Listen’

In celebration of the classic 2003 album’s 10th birthday, Transatlanticism will be made available on vinyl after several years out of print via Barsuk Records. Both the vinyl reissue and a digital-only Transatlanticism – Tenth Anniversary Edition are out Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Preorder your copy today.

The digital Anniversary Edition, and the album MP3 download included with the vinyl, will both include the original demos for each of the album’s 11 songs – none of which has ever been released before. They are an intimate peek into the landmark album’s genesis, and many are drastically different from the beloved final studio versions.

Listen to the album and demos in full today on NPR’s First Listen!


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Chris Walla to perform at Barsuk’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of Barsuk’s 15th anniversary – home to Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism, seeing its 10th anniversary this year – Chris Walla will be performing a special show with The Long Winters, David Bazan and Minor Alps on November 8th at the Neptune Theatre. Tickets available now HERE.

Nov. 8
Neptune Theatre
Seattle, WA
Doors: 6:30
Show: 7:30
TICKETS


Death Cab for Cutie to release 10th anniversary edition of Transatlanticism

In celebration of the classic 2003 album’s 10th birthday, Transatlanticism will be made available on vinyl after several years out of print via Barsuk Records. Both the vinyl reissue and a digital-only Transatlanticism – Tenth Anniversary Edition are set for October 29, 2013 release.

The digital Anniversary Edition – and the album MP3 download included with the vinyl – will both include the original demos for each of the album’s 11 songs, none of which has ever been released before. They are an intimate peek into the landmark album’s genesis, and many are drastically different from the beloved final studio versions.

Interested listeners can get the demos in four ways. In addition to their availability as part of the vinyl MP3 download and the Tenth Anniversary Edition, the demos will also be released as a separate low-priced digital release titled Transatlanticism Demos for fans who already own the original album. Additionally, the demos will be added as a special bonus to the download codes included in the Barsuk Years vinyl box set released earlier this year by Artist in Residence.

You can listen to “Lightness (Demo)” now HERE or below:

Transatlanticism Tenth Anniversary Edition

1. The New Year
2. Lightness
3. Title and Registration
4. Expo ’86
5. The Sound of Settling
6. Tiny Vessels
7. Transatlanticism
8. Passenger Seat
9. Death of An Interior Decorator
10. We Looked Like Giants
11. A Lack of Color

BONUS MATERIALS (also included in the vinyl LP MP3 download, and as the stand-alone digital release Transatlanticism Demos):
12. The New Year (Demo)
13. Lightness (Demo)
14. Title and Registration (Demo)
15. Expo ’86 (Demo)
16. The Sound of Settling (Demo)
17. Tiny Vessels (Demo)
18. Transatlanticism (Demo)
19. Passenger Seat (Demo)
20. Death of An Interior Decorator (Demo)
21. We Looked Like Giants (Demo)
22. A Lack of Color (Demo)

You can pre-order the vinyl reissue at barsuk.com now HERE


The Electronic Anthology Project of Death Cab for Cutie

Check out The Electronic Anthology Project of Death Cab for Cutie, a collaboration between Ben and Built to Spill‘s Brett Nelson. The 7″ is out July 2 and features electronic versions of “Soul Meets Body” & “Champagne From A Paper Cup”

Pre-order it now on colored 7″ vinyl or as  digital two song bundle for download: http://seeofsound.com/p.php?s=EAPDCFC003


Death Cab for Cutie to perform Transatlanticism at Bumbershoot 2013

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Transatlanticism, Death Cab for Cutie will be performing the landmark album in its entirety at Bumbershoot 2013 on Sunday, September 1.

For tickets and more information on the annual festival, taking place August 31 through September 2 at Seattle Center, visit www.bumbershoot.org


Boing Boing Interviews Nick

Listen in to Boing Boing’s recent interview with Nick:


Chris Walla Announces 7″ For Record Store Day April 20

Chris has teamed up with Minneapolis based producer/songwriter Sombear to release a split 7″ for Record Store Day. The 7″ will be released on Chris’ own label Trans- Records, which will also put out Sombear’s debut album, Love You In The Dark.

The limited 1000 pressing 7″ features Chris’ “Never Give Up and” Sombear’s debut single “Incredibly Still”. Both Chris and Sombear have also contributed tracks to Tegan and Sara’s Closer (Remixes) 12″ vinyl, giving their unique takes on the Canadian duo’s hit single.

Walla + Sombear 7″ track list:

A Side: “Never Give Up” by Walla

B Side: “Incredibly Still” by Sombear