Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Indie Music Mayhem 2.0 Contestant 5: Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie


Album: Codes and Keys
Release Date: May 31
About the Band: Your college girlfriend's favorite band, Pacific Northwest indie icons DCFC ready their 7th studio LP.
Last Record: I'll have to plead ignorance on this one. I've heard a good bit of Narrow Stairs through Pandora or on other chance occasions, but I never gave it any full listens.
Reason for Excitement: They're an established, well-liked act and Ben Gibbard is married to Zooey Deschanel. If Zooey isn't reason for excitement, I don't know what is.
Reason for Concern: At the end of the day, I'm just not a huge fan of the band. They're good, sure, but have never demanded much of my time or attention. Still, I'm committed to giving this one a fair shake.
Early indications: "You Are A Tourist" is a bouncy slab of inspie (inspiriatonal indie. See: Polyphonic Spree), and the live music video was really well done.
Prediction: The competition's going to be pretty stout, and Death Cab has a ton of bias going against it. Will they overcome? It'll be tough for them to finish in the front half.

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