Death Cab for Cutie

River Stage

Death Cab for Cutie
May 06 10:20 PM


Twenty years ago, Death Cab for Cutie started as a solo project in Bellingham, Wash., and would eventually become a Grammy nominated rock success. It began as a side project for singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard whose eight-song cassette You Can Play These Songs with Chords was a local hit. He asked friends to form a band, so bassist Nick Harmer, drummer Nathan Good and guitarist/producer Chris Walla joined. Its studio debut was 1998's Something About Airplanes. They followed it up with We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes back in 2000. Transatlanticism boosted the band’s reputation in 2003, and in 2005, Plans was released and debuted at No. 4, remaining on the Billboard charts for nearly one year and reaching platinum status. That got the band the cover of Spin magazine, an appearance on Saturday Night Live and a Grammy nomination. It’s seventh album was Codes and Keys, which included the band’s first No. 1 single, “You Are a Tourist.”

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