Have you listened to Death Cab For Cutie? Might be the best rock band in 10 years.

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  1. #1 Nutrition Facts, May 26, 2010
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    I made this for blades out there who have not heard of this band and looking for a some good smoke music. Even if you disagree, I still feel this is the most impressive example of a good rock band in 10 years. ;)

    I didnt get into these guys until recently and the more I listen to these guys the more I think they may be last decades major talented rock band. (my parents had pink floyd, led zep, this is the cool shit we get) Im curious to see where these guy go.

    The band name is title of the song written by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall and performed by their group, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, in The Beatles' 1967 film, Magical Mystery Tour. While in college he always said "if i ever had a band i would name it "death cab for cutie." (they actually made an intro for weeds, haha)

    It's just a couple nerdy dudes who are serious music gurus. Their lead singer is and engineering student. (who ended up marrying a supermodel). Awesome background, to make it better, the lyrics just kick so much ass in descriptiveness. His voice is also very unique, i cant really explain it at all but it matches the personally of the band... (i think of it as the guys with the who garage band got fucking incredible one day)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCNI_kwiUFk]YouTube - Death Cab for Cutie-Bixby Canyon Bridge (Live From Seattle)[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jX8Cen21sc]YouTube - Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart (Live In Studio)[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bon1C9d-VE0]YouTube - Death Cab For Cutie - Long Division[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKU4gzaBEK8]YouTube - Death Cab for Cutie - Crooked Teeth (Live on Soundstage)[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk60rWVviSk]YouTube - 2. Death Cab For Cutie - President Of What?[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVv7iNEy9fU"]YouTube- Weeds Intro - Season 2 Episode 2 - Death Cab for Cutie[/ame]

    check out narrow stairs
    new nugs in florida All evening this band has been playing. I had to show my love, haha.
  2. yeah man, they make pretty decent melodramatic indie pop

    you should check out dntel, postal service if you like them

  3. You speak the truth man. Give Up an absolutely incredible album. haha.
  4. Hmm, I wouldn't categorize them in as the best overall rock band. I think their poppy kind of sissy rock is pretty decent if you're into that kinda thing though. Do you mean the best band to have started in the last ten years? Because Dream Theater, Tool, and Coheed & Cambria to name a few, are some very good (real) rock bands, and they're all still playing.

    Humble opinion.
  5. #5 Misc, May 26, 2010
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23PmvKXp7fY&feature=related]YouTube - Dntel - Life Is Full Of Possibilities - 02 - Anywhere Anyone[/ame]

    Pretty blissful smoking song
  6. death cab is an amazing band to smoke and listen to, but even better yet, sober you can sometimes take in the meanings more... however i think the songs are subjective.. you can decipher them as you'd like.
    as far as coheed and cambria goes, thats a whole different story.... dear newo ikkin, how's apollo been treating you?
  7. #7 Nutrition Facts, May 26, 2010
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    ha, i knew people would flip.

    I feel the sissyness is just their style. I sadly never could get into tool, My dad and most of my friends are huge fans, i respect them as a band, but i never could get into the sound. Same goes for coheed. Ofcouse its all a mater of opinion but I dont think REAL rock bands have existed in a very long time and tool is just as much rock as death cab. different ideas.

    It's all subcategories these days.
  8. "The Best" is pretty subjective, but they are a decent band. They get a little monotonous to listen to for long periods of time.
  9. I haven't listened to them in a long time, thanks for reminding me of them again.
  10. some of the best lines i've ever heard in music came from death cab songs. ben gibbard is a top notch lyricist. are they a sissy band? i don't think so, just because they don't rely on cruncy distorted guitars to define their sound doesn't make them sissy.
  11. Death Cab creates a good sound. The lyrics are good.

    Best rock band in the last ten years? Naw, not really. I do think they are big players in bringing "indie" (or whatever) to a larger audience. Which, is sometimes nice.
  12. I think transatlanticism and something about airplanes are great albums...

    But, best rock band around? I'm gonna hit the brakes on that.
  13. Death cab puts on an amazing show. i'm talkin 20+ song setlists, amazing energy the whole time. it's crazy how good they are. i think if you guys gave them a good honest listen you'd see it too.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uZ89AxsTmc]YouTube - 3. Death Cab For Cutie - We Laugh Indoors[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3q0vtBtH_U]YouTube - 3. Death Cab For Cutie - Champagne From A Paper Cup[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k4KFfbnUL8]YouTube - "We Looked Like Giants" by Death Cab for Cutie[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4RQt1ClqJU]YouTube - 8. Death Cab For Cutie - Styrofoam Plates[/ame]
  14. Hell yeah. Don't let the name fool you, though. For the longest time I only heard one of their songs and disliked them because I thought they were another sissy emo band. Then I listened to how meloncholy yet bright their sound was and it really made me appreciate them as musicians. They do have a style of their own. Some of my favorite songs are 'Crooked Teeth', 'Summer Skin', 'Brothers on a Hotel Bed,' and 'Expo 86.'

    Great Band.
    Peace :smoke:
  15. I love these two songs:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQu44RxrOHU]YouTube - 10. Death Cab For Cutie - Scientist Studies[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_u3R2CXKcU]YouTube - Photobooth by Death Cab for Cutie with lyrics[/ame]
  16. this is better
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE9k0OhoxXA]YouTube - Dntel - This Is The Dream of Evan and Chan[/ame]

  17. i wouldn't say it's better.

    maybe this thread should be called "Have you heard of Ben Gibbard? Might be the best rock star in 10 years."

    probably longer...
  18. i'm an avid deathcab fan. i have every album and have all of dntel's stuff as well as the postal service.

    honestly gibbard was able to write better music with dntel. such great heights will always be more popular then any of the work death cab has made it terms of popularity and sales.

    i love both though lol. death cab is amazing. best alblum=the photo album
  19. usually im not a hater but dude..

    this band is straight stupid girly music..

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