Death Cab for Cutie to perform at XFest Calgary and Sonic Boom Festival in August!

Death Cab for Cutie will be playing XFest Calgary this August. The festival, which runs on 8/30-31 this year will also feature performances by Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Tegan and Sara,  and many more!

Tickets on sale Wednesday at 10am MDT:

Also just announced: Death Cab for Cutie will be playing Sonic Boom Festival in Edmonton this August. The festival takes place on 8/29-31 and will also feature performances from Foster The People, Jack White, and many more.

Tickets on sale May 3rd at 10am MDT:


Death Cab for Cutie to headline Maha Music Festival on 8/16!

Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Maha Music Festival on August 16th! The festival will also include performances from Local Natives, The Head and The Heart, and many more.

Tickets on sale now! Get yours here.

DCfC announce Live 2012 Record Store Day Vinyl + Outside Lands Performance!

Death Cab for Cutie announce Live 2012 Record Store Day Vinyl!

Live 2012 is a limited-edition live double LP documenting the band’s 2012 tour with the Magik*Magik Orchestra and available on Record Store Day exclusively on vinyl via Barsuk Records.

The 2012 tour was a one-of-a-kind spring trek through intimate venues and historic theaters in North America with the Seattle, WA quartet joining forces with the celebrated San Francisco orchestra for a string of unforgettable evenings. The collaboration resulted in reinterpretations and orchestrations of songs from across the entire Death Cab catalog, from their early Barsuk releases to their latest Atlantic Records full-length Codes and Keys.

Live 2012 includes highlights from several concerts along the 27-date tour. Available exclusively on 180-gram double vinyl, with a download code for high-quality MP3s, this pressing is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide and will be part of Record Store Day 2014, the annual celebration of independent record stores, on Saturday, April 19th.

Death Cab for Cutie Live 2012 Tracklisting:

Side A.
Magik Overture
Passenger Seat
Different Names for the Same Thing
A Movie Script Ending
Stay Young, Go Dancing

Side B.
Codes and Keys
What Sarah Said
Bend to Squares

Side C.
Little Fury Bugs
No Joy in Mudville
Grapevine Fires
Underneath the Sycamore

Side D.
I Will Follow You into the Dark
Tiny Vessels

We are also excited to announce that Death Cab for Cutie is performing at this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival on August 8-10th in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Tickets on sale this Thursday, April 10th at 10AM PT. More info at



Death Cab for Cutie Announces Port Chester + Atlantic City Performances

DCFC will be performing at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on May 22nd and Revel Ovation Hall in Atlantic City on May 25th.

Presale for current fan club members begins Wednesday (3/12) at noon EST and general sale begins Friday (3/14) at noon EST. More info here.


Chris Walla featured in The Smart Studios Story!

Chris Walla is featured in The Smart Studios Story, a documentary about the legendary Madison recording studio. Watch the trailer here:

Death Cab for Cutie headlines Boston Calling on Saturday 5/24!

Boston Calling May 2014 Lineup

Death Cab for Cutie will be one of the headliners at Boston Calling Music Festival this year, along with Modest Mouse, The Head and the Heart, Tegan and Sara, Jenny Lewis, Phosphorescent, Kurt Vile, Built to Spill, and many more! Death Cab for Cutie is confirmed to headline Saturday, May 24.

Ticketmaster will offer presale tickets to subscribers tomorrow (Wed, 1/29), and general on-sale begins Friday (1/31) at 10am local.

Death Cab for Cutie to perform Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center with The Head and the Heart & Built to Spill 5/23

Death Cab for Cutie will be playing their first show of 2014 at Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, NY on May 23 with special guests, The Head and the Heart and Built to Spill.

A pre-sale for this show is available Wednesday, 1/22 exclusively to the current members of the Death Cab for Cutie fan club. Visit to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone as well as save money on service charges. Additional presale information will be available on tomorrow at 12pm EST.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 24 at 12pm local venue time.


Ben scores ‘Laggies’ screening this week at the Sundance Film Festival


Ben has scored the Lynn Shelton film “Laggies,” starring Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz. “Laggies will be screening this week at the Sundance Film Festival . Read more about the film here.

Chris Walla guests on Podcast Episode 11/17/13

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

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.