Part Two: Death Cab Rocks 'BPP' Jukebox

Death Cab for Cutie stopped by the Bryant Park Project studios, where they played "Brothers On a Hotel Bed," a song from the near-classic album, Plans.

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Hey, hey. It's Death Cab for Cutie day here at the BPP. Earlier we talked to the band and they played us some songs from their new, brand-spanking album, "Narrow Stairs." But we're not done yet.


So, we have an extra treat from another album. Let's put a quarter in the BPP Jukebox. Here's Death Cab for Cutie with a live version of the song "Brothers on a Hotel Bed" from their album "Plans."

(Soundbite of jukebox)

(Soundbite of song "Brothers on a Hotel Bed")

Mr. BEN GIBBARD: (Singing) You may tire of me as our December sun is setting because I'm not who I used to be. No longer easy on the eyes, but these wrinkles masterfully disguise The youthful boy below, who turned your way and saw Something he was not looking for, both a beginning and an end. But now he lives inside someone he does not recognize When he catches his reflection on accident.

On the back of a motor bike, With your arms outstretched trying to take flight, Leaving everything behind. But even at our swiftest speed we couldn't break from the concrete, In the city where we still reside. And I have learned that even landlocked lovers yearn for the sea like navy men.

'Cause now we say goodnight from our own separate sides, Like brothers on a hotel bed, Like brothers on a hotel bed, Like brothers on a hotel bed, Like brothers on a hotel bed...

You may tire of me as our December sun is setting because I'm not who I used to be.

PESCA: And that's Death Cab for Cutie playing "Brothers on a Hotel Bed" live in the BPP studio. And that is it for this hour of the BPP. We are always online at I'm Mike Pesca.

MARTIN: And I'm Rachel Martin, and this is the Bryant Park Project from NPR News.

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Death Cab for Cutie stopped by to chat and rock out at the Bryant Park Project studios, where they played a few classics and a riveting song from the band's latest album.

That new disc, Narrow Stairs, is Death Cab for Cutie's second major-label effort and is already getting some serious attention from critics and listeners alike. During their BPP studio session, the Grammy-nominated rock foursome played what's sure to become one of the album's biggest hits, the somewhat co-dependently titled but beautifully written single, "I Will Possess Your Heart."

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