Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism (demos)

Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism

In August, I saw Death Cab for Cutie perform their 2003 breakout record Transatlanticism live in its entirety in Seattle, the closest major city to a "hometown" for the quartet (they got their start a little north of here, in Bellingham, WA). Obviously, the entire audience freaked out and everyone sang along to every word. I hadn't listened to Transatlanticism since I was in high school and still remembered all the words to "The New Year," "Title and Registration," and the record's title track. Which is to say, Transatlanticism is a very important record to a lot of people, which is why the band have released a 10th anniversary edition, streaming now via NPR, that includes the record's original demos. Stream the version you're used to through once and then check out the early versions of your favorite songs back when they were anchored in drum machine and beatboxing. Check it out - you'll be able to pick up a copy in a record store October 29.