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.
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
3. Title and Registration
4. Expo ’86
5. The Sound of Settling
6. Tiny Vessels
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
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
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
Listen in to Boing Boing’s recent interview with Nick:
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
Beginning today, visit the Death Cab for Cutie online store and save on your entire order, just in time for the holidays!
Order by December 16 to receive your shipment before Christmas.
Chris Walla will be speaking on a panel about music and activism during the Future of Music Coalition Summit Tuesday, November 13. Stream it live online at www.futureofmusic.org at 5:20pm (est) / 2:20pm (pst).
more about the panel:
In today’s social media world, musicians are much more than entertainers – they are activists, educators and providers of news and information. From disaster relief to election work, building awareness for issues and engaging in philanthropy, artists are redefining what it means to communicate with an audience. Our panel looks back on this election cycle, what excites (and concerns) them about their activism, and reflects on what it means to be an artist and citizen.
Merrill Garbus – tUnE-yArDs
Jordan Kurland – Musician Manager, Zeitgeist Artist Management
Thao Nguyen – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Chris Walla – Death Cab for Cutie
Erin Potts – Executive Director, Air Traffic Control (interviewer)
We are very pleased to announce that two-time Grammy nominated boutique box set label, Artist In Residence, is releasing Death Cab for Cutie’s complete Barsuk Years collection in an individually numbered and signed vinyl box set!
This deluxe box set contains all of Death Cab for Cutie’s early albums and E.P.s, some never before available on vinyl. All the records from the original 1997 cassette-only demo You Can Play These Songs With Chords (originally released via the band’s first label, Bellingham, WA-based Elsinor) through 2001’s The Stability E.P. have been re-mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE, bringing the audio quality of those pressings up to that of the band’s ground-breaking classic 2003 opus (and final studio release via Barsuk) Transatlanticism.
Three releases in the package (Chords, Stability, and The Death Cab for Cutie Forbidden Love E.P.) are available for the first time on vinyl, only as part of this box – the entire set is pressed on hefty, beautiful 180-gram vinyl. Each release is packaged individually in its own jacket with the album’s original artwork, and then collected snugly in an individually-numbered cloth-bound box and signed by each member of the band.
Only 1,500 pieces will be made and are available for PRE-ORDER NOW.
BOX SET INCLUDES:
- You Can Play These Songs With Chords
- Something About Airplanes
- We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes
- The Death Cab for Cutie Forbidden Love E.P.
- The Photo Album
- The Stability E.P.
*Will ship on or before January 7, 2013.