The lead singer of Death Cab For Cutie just put out an album and this is the single. It didn’t grab me at first, but this hilarious music video sure did (written and directed by Tom Scharpling)! The song has definitely grown on me…it’s light and pleasant-sounding. Love the chord progression after the bridge (around 2:40).
Tonight, Death Cab For Cutie is trying something pretty cool that hasn’t really been done before… which is tough to say in this day and age. They’re shooting a live, scripted, one-take music video for all the world to see on the website, YouAreATourist.com. “You Are A Tourist” is the first single from their forthcoming album, Codes and Keys (out May 30th).
Even if you don’t like Death Cab’s music, I think this will be something very interesting to watch… both for the art and risk factors and also because this is something that would’ve been unheard of not so long ago, when technology wasn’t so advanced. I also find it a little humorous that anyone visiting the site just to see the video, Death Cab haters included, truly will be a tourist… just their to take in the scene.
Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to watch, but you definitely should… 7PM est TONIGHT, at YouAreATourist.com.
Death Cab for Cutie – “Transatlanticism”
I’m gearing up to take the mvyradio Hot Seat on Monday night. I’ve decided to give in to my winter blues. I tend to get a little down during the wintertime and especially this month, I’ve been in a bit of a funk. I know I’m not alone, and I’ve decided to embrace this feeling and turn it into an hour of comforting music.
“Sometimes when one is sad, it consoles one to hear a sad song”
I’ll be playing songs that epitomize feelings like loneliness, sadness, and bleakness… songs that give off the feeling of the cold, gray, damp New England winter. Right away I know that the Death Cab for Cutie album, Transatlanticism will be included in this Hot Seat. In my opinion, this is the ultimate winter album. I may not play the over 7 minute title track, but here it is to give you the full effect.
Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab For Cutie – “Passenger Seat”
It’s pretty neat the way music can fit so well with certain weather… certain seasons. With the new season, I’ve been going back to bands with that sad but gorgeous sound that works perfectly for fall (and winter too) – Radiohead, The Weepies, Band Of Horses, and the like. I was listening to a station for The Weepies on Pandora when this song came up. Death Cab, and specifically the album Transatlanticism are SO perfect for the fall and winter. And when this song came on, I was looking out of a ferry window onto the gray sea and the cloudy sky.
Death Cab For Cutie