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Concerts

Death Cab For Cutie performs live at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.

May 30, 2011 A sunnier Death Cab previews its new album and runs through an assortment of old favorites.

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October 27, 2009 Hear the two perform songs they wrote based on Jack Kerouac's Big Sur, in concert.

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May 10, 2007 Hear Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in a solo concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.

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October 24, 2005 Hear the Seattle indie rock group Death Cab for Cutie live online Monday, Oct. 24.

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Studio Sessions

Chris Walla during NPR's Project Song recording.

October 12, 2009 Having never met before, the two songwriters had two days to create the soaring "Mercury."

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October 2, 2009 Hear the hugely successful band perform a session on World Cafe.

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June 19, 2008 Led by an acoustic guitar and a grand piano, Death Cab for Cutie plays a stripped-down session.

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May 15, 2008 Death Cab for Cutie stopped by to chat and rock out at the Bryant Park Project studios.

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Interviews & Profiles

Death Cab for Cutie (from left): Nick Harmer, Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla, Jason McGerr.

May 25, 2011 Members Ben Gibbard and Chris Walla tell Morning Edition why their new album is short on sad songs.

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May 21, 2008 In an interview, Walla talks about making the band's loudest and most dissonant CD yet.

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Discover Songs

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November 16, 2009 Our 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from Kelly Clarkson to Jay-Z.

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October 13, 2009 The latest mix from All Songs Considered features new music from Vampire Weekend and more.

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Chris Walla during NPR's Project Song recording.

October 12, 2009 Having never met before, the two songwriters had two days to create the soaring "Mercury."

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December 23, 2008 Here are the 10 albums that Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson treasured the most this year.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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November 24, 2008 David Dye looks back at the 10 albums that best kept him interested through multiple listens.

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July 15, 2008 In "Cath...," singer Ben Gibbard looks at a star whose fleeting fame can't mask her gnawing sadness.

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June 25, 2008 The halfway point of 2008 seems like a good time to look at the first half of a busy year in music.

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February 13, 2008 On this edition of All Songs Considered NPR listeners share their favorite love songs.

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June 19, 2007 An hour of suitable dinner music for a wedding reception isn't as easy to assemble as it may seem.

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December 16, 2005 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2005, wit...

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December 16, 2005 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen takes an in-depth look at the year's best music.

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August 24, 2005 New music from Death Cab for Cutie; Remembering 9-11 with John Vanderslice; The madcap music of ...

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December 22, 2003 Our picks for the best CDs of 2003.

December 21, 2003 It certainly is the age of the song. The days of the MP3 aren't so different from the days of th...

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September 13, 2010 From the Land of the ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin features more than 50 artists.

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June 5, 2005 Summer music festivals are everywhere, from Aspen to Lollapalooza to Vibe. We offer a rundown.

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Reviews

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December 23, 2008 Here are the 10 albums that Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson treasured the most this year.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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July 15, 2008 In "Cath...," singer Ben Gibbard looks at a star whose fleeting fame can't mask her gnawing sadness.

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June 25, 2008 The halfway point of 2008 seems like a good time to look at the first half of a busy year in music.

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May 13, 2008 A look at the latest CD releases with Josh Freedom du Lac, Washington Post music critic.

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January 29, 2008 Here's a look at a few CDs that hit stores today, including titles by Chris Walla and Willie Nelson.

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More Stories

Clockwise from upper left: Death Cab For Cutie, Milosh, Swearin', La Luz

October 29, 2013 Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their latest faves, including a band banned from the NYC subway.

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February 6, 2007 Listeners share their favorite Valentine's Day songs and the stories of how they came to love them.

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a road trip to find the true spirit of the holiday season. Along the way they stop at the Silent Night Motel, where they meet Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Josh Ritter, and more.

December 19, 2013 Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a snowy road trip in search of the true spirit of the season.

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Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism (10th  Anniversary Edition) comes out Oct. 29.

October 20, 2013 In this reissue, the original 2003 album is packaged alongside a revelatory set of demo versions.

Death Cab for Cutie's new album, Codes and Keys, comes out May 31.

May 22, 2011 Codes and Keys gains richness and depth with each exposure. It also gets better as it rolls along.

Madeline Follin of Cults (left), Mirah and Thao (upper right), My Morning Jacket (lower right).

April 12, 2011 On All Songs Considered, hear a premiere from Cults, plus new music from Chris Bathgate and more.

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