Death Cab for Cutie’s eighth studio album Kintsugi was released earlier this year on March 31st. The band plays Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 15th with special guest tUnE-yArDs as part of their national tour. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see Death Cab play at Red Rocks!
In 1997, the indie rock powerhouse Death Cab for Cutie formed at Western Washington University. Many of their early songs were recorded in the basement of Ben Gibbard’s Ellis Street home in Bellingham, Washington. What started off as a Gibbard solo project (with a lo-fi demo cassette entitled You Can Play These Songs with Chords) quickly snowballed into a full band effort with the additions of Nathan Good (drummer), Nick Harmer (bassist) and Christopher Walla (guitarist and songwriter). The original incarnation of the group recorded two critically acclaimed albums Something About Airplanes(1998) and We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes (2000). However, it wasn’t until 2003, that Death Cab garnered mainstream commercial and critical success with their fourth release Transatlanticism. This album had two hit singles ‘The Sound of Settling’ and ‘Title and Registration’, which later appeared in various television soundtracks. Since their initial formation, the band has released eight full-length studio albums, four EPs, one live album and one demo album.
Over the years, Death Cab has developed a distinct indie pop sound with the use of various unorthodox instruments including cello, flute, synthesizers, organ and glockenspiel. Their music has emotional undertones that are often both gentle and melancholy. Multi-instrumentalist and producer Chris Walla crafts perfect indie pop soundtracks highlighted by Gibbard’s soft voice and whispery lyrics. Death Cab’s songs have always been focused on the themes growing up, introspection and making sense of the world. However, after seventeen years in the band, Walla decided to go his separate way last year. Kintsugi is the first Death Cab album not produced entirely by Walla, though he does perform on it. Kintsugi is a minimally produced record focused on the theme of breaking up (intimately chronicling Gibbard’s divorce with Zooey Deschanel). The term Kintsugi refers to the Japanese art of fixing fragmented ceramics with precious metals. Thus the album’s title is fitting to the demise of the band. This may be one of your last chances to see Death Cab perform in person at Red Rocks. Be a part of this special Denver event!
Purchase tickets online at www.axs.com or by phone at 888-929-7849. Tickets to this show are not available at the Denver Coliseum box office. General Admission and Reserved tickets are $38.50 – $48.50 plus applicable service charges. This will be one of the most unforgettable Denver concerts of the summer.