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

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

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

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

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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).

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

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Listen New Led Zeppelin Tribute Album

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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Read The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade: C-J

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

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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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Chris Walla during NPR's Project Song recording.

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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. WXPN

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Read Songs Of The Year: Best Music Of 2008

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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Listen The Year In Music From All Songs Considered

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

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Read 'World Cafe' Picks 2008's Top 10 CDs WXPN

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

Read Death Cab For Cutie: The Pursuit Of Happiness

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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