Seek out a better experience, upgrade to a full membership! (Learn more)
 Artist 


Death Cab For Cutie
   
Number of songs: 9 | Total weeks on charts: 47
Appearing in a total number of: 12 charts | Total period running: 277 days
Comment
Biography

Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. 

The band comprises Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums). In 2014, founding guitarist and producer Chris Walla announced that he would be departing from the band after recording their forthcoming eighth studio album. 

Originally a solo project of Ben Gibbard, he released the demo album, You Can Play These Songs with Chords, to positive reception, which led to a record deal with Barsuk Records. Gibbard decided to expand the project into a complete band, releasing their debut album, Something About Airplanes in 1998, and their second album, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, in 2000; both records were positively received in the indie community. Their third album, 2001's The Photo Album, gave the band their first charting single, however the release of the group's fourth album, Transatlanticism, in 2003 gained the band mainstream critical and commercial success. After signing with Atlantic Records, Death Cab For Cutie released their fifth album and major-label debut, Plans, in 2005, which received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The band released their sixth album, Narrow Stairs, in 2008 served as a stylistic departure for the group, and their seventh album, 2011's Codes and Keys, featured the band's first number one single, "You Are a Tourist". Their eighth studio album Kintsugi, the last to feature Walla, is set for release in March 2015. 

Death Cab for Cutie's music has been labeled as indie rock, indie pop, emo, and alternative rock, and is noted for its use of unconventional instrumentation, as well as Gibbard's distinctive voice and unique lyrical style. Since their formation, the band has released seven full-length studio albums, four EPs, two live EPs, one live album, and one demo album to date. 

Gibbard took the band name from the song "Death Cab for Cutie" written by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall and performed by their group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. The song's name was in turn taken from an invented pulp fiction crime magazine The Uses of Literacy, devised by Richard Hoggart as part of his 1957 study of working class culture. In a 2011 interview, Gibbard stated, "The name was never supposed to be something that someone was going to reference 15 years on. So yeah, I would absolutely go back and give it a more obvious name." 

Members: 
Benjamin Gibbard - lead vocals, guitars, piano, organ, keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, drum machine (1997-present) 
Nick Harmer - bass, backing vocals, guitars, organ, keyboards (1997-present) 
Jason McGerr - drums, percussion (2003-present) 

Discography: 
Something About Airplanes (1998) 
We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes (2000) 
The Photo Album (2001) 
Transatlanticism (2003) 
Plans (2005) 
Narrow Stairs (2008) 
Codes and Keys (2011) 
Kintsugi (2015)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Death Cab For Cutie in the news
Death Cab For Cutie Announce Details For Spring 2019 Headline Tour (05/12/2018) Blank Range - East Nashville's "Wildly Melodic" (Rolling Stone) Genre-Benders - Embrace The Differences That Bring Us Together On New Album 'In Unison' (February 1) (16/11/2018)
Albert Hammond Jr Announces Additional 2018 Tour Dates (24/10/2018) Check Out Death Cab For Cutie Perform "Gold Rush" On The Ellen DeGeneres Show (21/09/2018)
After Supporting Lewis Watson, Sydney-Via-East-London Musician Harry Heart Returns With 'First Endorphin EP' (10/09/2018) Ariana Grande Debuts Straight In At UK Albums No 1 With 'Sweetener' (26/08/2018)
Death Cab For Cutie Celebrates Album Release At iHeartRadio Theater In Los Angeles (18/08/2018) Death Cab For Cutie Unveil New Track "I Dreamt We Spoke Again" (20/07/2018)
Death Cab For Cutie To Release 9th Studio Album 'Thank You For Today' On August 17, 2018 (13/06/2018) Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Announces 2018 Music Lineup: Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, Travis Scott & DJ Snake (25/04/2018)
After Extensive Love From BBC Radio, Radio X And Clash, Josh Wheatley Announces New Single (04/04/2018) Nottingham's Josh Wheatley Treats Us With First Hip Swaying Single Of 2018 (21/03/2018)
Nottingham's Josh Wheatley Treats Us With First Hip Swaying Single Of 2018 (12/03/2018) Josh Wheatley Is Stunning Crowds With Angelic Vocals On New Single Chemicals (25/10/2017)
Josh Wheatley Is Stunning Crowds With Angelic Vocals On New Single Chemicals (20/10/2017)
Songs by Death Cab For Cutie
(2|1|7)
(1|1|0)





© 2001-2018
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0265779 secs // 5 () queries in 0.0075380802154541 secs
Top40-Charts.com
Members Area
Register or login with just your e-mail address

A validation link will be sent to your e-mail. The link will expire in 15'.