For 17 years, we’ve followed the coming-of-age story of alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie. Now with the release of their eighth studio album, we are introduced to a slightly more nuanced and mature sound that tells of love lost, the realities of adulthood, and a band trying to hold itself together after co-founder and producer, Chris Walla announced last year that he was leaving the band. But it’s not all heartbreak and Hollywood wanderlust for DCFC. The musical journey brings us full circle and reminds us that after the storm, comes renewal, growth, and ultimately survival.
The photo book below of Death Cab for Cutie at The Verizon Amphitheatre was originally published on April 12, 2011. Death Cab for Cutie will be playing at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta April 27, 2015 at 8 p.m.
By Catrina Maxwell
Indie crossovers Death Cab for Cutie played to a sweaty but energetic crowd of giddy fans on Thursday night. The band played a packed set that saw them try out some new tracks from their latest release, Codes and Keys, including the “VH1 Storytellers”-featured song “You Are A Tourist,” which was warmly accepted by fans as a new Death Cab standard.
The gig was an extra-festive affair, with it being the birthday of the band’s fearless leader, Ben Gibbard. Gibbard was extra-chatty, mentioning to a shirtless guy in the crowd that the show was rated PG-13. Gibbard then had the crowd confirm that the guy had his pants on and asked him to please keep his pants on as this was a family event and laughed. The crowd was really getting into the birthday spirit with birthday balloons being thrown up on stage as well as the random scream of “Happy birthday!” from the audience.
Full gallery after the jump.
Don’t miss Death Cab for Cutie April 27 at The Fox Theatre. Tickets start at $32. Doors open at 7 pm.