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The A.V. Club posts about the upcoming Death Cab for Cutie CD titled Plans : It takes a measure of bravery—and a bucketload of self-assuredness—to dive headfirst into the big(ger) time with an album full of mid-tempo, mostly gentle songs about death and longing, even if your band is called Death Cab For Cutie
posted by rachsumat (49 comments total)

 
what the fuck?
posted by jimmy at 12:47 PM on September 2, 2005


/sharpens pitchfork
posted by Rothko at 12:47 PM on September 2, 2005


/wraps end of wooden club in oil-drenched fabric tatters
posted by odinsdream at 12:49 PM on September 2, 2005


Whoa, please don't stab me with that.
posted by rachsumat at 12:49 PM on September 2, 2005


"Plans : It takes a measure of bravery—and a bucketload of self-assuredness—to dive headfirst into the big(ger) time with an album full of mid-tempo, mostly gentle songs about death and longing, even if your band is called Death Cab For Cutie" is an awesome title for a CD.
posted by Turd Ferguson at 12:50 PM on September 2, 2005


Yes, yes, but what about New Orleans?
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:51 PM on September 2, 2005


Did you just post a link to a record review on The Onion?

Rothko writes "/sharpens pitchfork"

They didn't like it so much....
posted by mr_roboto at 12:51 PM on September 2, 2005


Eh, poor editing on my part. I'm a total slacker!
posted by rachsumat at 12:52 PM on September 2, 2005


"Plans : It takes a measure of bravery—and a bucketload of self-assuredness—to dive headfirst into the big(ger) time with an album full of mid-tempo, mostly gentle songs about death and longing, even if your band is called Death Cab For Cutie" is an awesome title for a CD.

I hear that even Fiona Apple was impressed, and nothing much impresses her.
posted by Rothko at 12:52 PM on September 2, 2005


Did you just post a link to a record review on The Onion?


Well they do have their own website now.
posted by rachsumat at 12:54 PM on September 2, 2005


Let's wait to hear the CD before we comment, OK?
posted by geoff. at 12:54 PM on September 2, 2005


* vomits all over thread *
posted by xmutex at 12:55 PM on September 2, 2005


I hear that even Fiona Apple was impressed, and nothing much impresses her.

*Insert Shania Twain gag that doesn't quite work here*
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:56 PM on September 2, 2005


*comes through with mop so we can see the vomit from the next person*
posted by OmieWise at 12:56 PM on September 2, 2005


*comes through with Fiona Apple again so we can see the Shania Twain gag from the next person*
posted by OmieWise at 12:58 PM on September 2, 2005


How do you make Shania Twain gag? Rancid pork rinds? Burn the flag?
posted by Rothko at 1:01 PM on September 2, 2005


Dude, have you seen this?
posted by eyeballkid at 1:02 PM on September 2, 2005


*vomits at the thought of listening to a DCFC song *
posted by DieHipsterDie at 1:02 PM on September 2, 2005


You can stream the full CD here.
posted by xowie at 1:03 PM on September 2, 2005


Oh. I thought we were just posting random reviews of shit.

By the way a)DCFC doesn't qualify as indie anymore, not since they left Barsuk and b) the album isn't "upcoming," it came out Tuesday.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:06 PM on September 2, 2005


Single link to a review of a boring album by a mediocre band? What the fuck?
posted by klangklangston at 1:09 PM on September 2, 2005


That night Cutie called a cab.
Baby, don't do it
She left her East Side room so drab.
Baby, don't do it
She went out alone in town
Knowing it would make her lover frown.
Death cab for Cutie
Death cab for Cutie
Someone's going to make you pay your fare.

The cab was racing through the night.
Baby, don't do it
His eyes, they were keeping Cutie in sight.
Baby, don't do it
When he saw Cutie it gave him a thrill
Don't you know that baby cabs can kill?
Death cab for Cutie
Death cab for Cutie
Someone's going to make you pay your fare.

Cutie, don't you play with fate.
Don't you leave your love alone.
If you go out on this date
His heart will turn to stone.
Bad girl Cutie, what have you done?
Baby, don't do it
Slipping, sliding down on Highway 31.
Baby, don't do it
The traffic lights change from green to red.
They tried to stop but they both wound up dead.
Death cab for Cutie
Death cab for Cutie
Someone's going to make you pay your fare.
Someone's going to make you pay your fare.
Someone's going to make you pay your fare
Someone's going to make you pay your fare.
posted by NoMich at 1:11 PM on September 2, 2005


You are lucky there was that Playstation 3 post the other day, thus protecting this one from shittiest FPP of the week. By a hair.
posted by glenwood at 1:12 PM on September 2, 2005


Boy, I sure do like pie. Mmmmmmmm, pie.


posted by cmonkey at 1:26 PM on September 2, 2005


Nope. Death Cab For Cutie is still preposterously awful. Darn, I really wanted to be uplifted today. :(
posted by basicchannel at 1:28 PM on September 2, 2005


Hey NoMich, I see you have the same problem with your trousers that I do!
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:28 PM on September 2, 2005


How do you make Shania Twain gag? Rancid pork rinds? Burn the flag?

*winds up the double-entendre machine*

I've got an idea of what could make her gag.
posted by thanotopsis at 1:30 PM on September 2, 2005


Someone open a window and let all this innuendo out.
posted by Rothko at 1:35 PM on September 2, 2005


Someone open a window and let all this innuendo out.

Hey, a genius him like that can leave through the door.

Oh, no, wait...
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:40 PM on September 2, 2005


Man I promised myself no more posting on meth...
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:41 PM on September 2, 2005


I found The Postal Service before hearing DCFC and I think The Postal Service is better by far (I almost went insane listening to the Iron & Wine mix of Such Great Heights on repeat for a week straight). I really, really like DCFC's The Photo Album. I'm not as impressed the the rest of their catalog. Plans was a disappointment.
posted by mullingitover at 1:47 PM on September 2, 2005



How do you make Shania Twain gag? Rancid pork rinds? Burn the flag?


Mayo, actually.
posted by kyleg at 1:52 PM on September 2, 2005


I found The Postal Service before hearing DCFC and I think The Postal Service is better by far (I almost went insane listening to the Iron & Wine mix of Such Great Heights on repeat for a week straight). I really, really like DCFC's The Photo Album. I'm not as impressed the the rest of their catalog. Plans was a disappointment.


I agree. I'd heard of DCFC previously but they never really caught my attention.
posted by rachsumat at 1:54 PM on September 2, 2005


It's overproduced for sure, but I've been grooving on a few of the saccharine-y melodies. Of course I'm a sucker for a good hook.

Agreed the Postal Service stuff is better (though I liked We Have The Facts...)

(sorry - just wanted to post something utterly banal and non-Katrina related)
posted by jalexei at 2:05 PM on September 2, 2005


the new my morning jacket, Z, is really good.
posted by mcsweetie at 2:27 PM on September 2, 2005


Know how I know you're gay? You like Coldplay.
posted by VulcanMike at 2:36 PM on September 2, 2005



posted by mosch at 2:53 PM on September 2, 2005


I almost went insane listening to the Iron & Wine mix of Such Great Heights on repeat for a week straight

I assume you meant the Iron and Wine cover? Although it might be interesting to hear Sam Beam remix The Postal Service.

So to try and save this thread from total uselessness, I'll link to the audio and video of Death Cab and The Decemberists playing Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" at You Ain't No Picasso. Probably not worthwhile if you're not a fan of any of the three bands, but quite neat if you are.
posted by ludwig_van at 3:06 PM on September 2, 2005


I too thought that the title of the album was Plans : It takes a measure of bravery—and a bucketload of self-assuredness—to dive headfirst into the big(ger) time with an album full of mid-tempo, mostly gentle songs about death and longing, even if your band is called Death Cab For Cutie. Damnit, that would have been awesome, and the thread would have been worth it to find out that. Pity.
posted by livii at 6:12 PM on September 2, 2005


Well, I'll pretend that's the real title, and that some marketing manager at the label hacked it off after the colon to avoid potentially alienating people who prefer their plural nouns a la carte.

Doesn't that make you feel better?
posted by Joybooth at 9:22 PM on September 2, 2005


I'm not hugely into The Postal Service, but I always thought it was odd that the side project is miles better than the "real" band. Though, I must say, I give them some credit from copping their name from a Bonzos song. Cause I do love me some Bonzos.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 9:47 PM on September 2, 2005


You love the Bonzos, hey? Even though they have a relaxed Adolf Hitler on vibes? But I guess they make up for that by having the Count Basie Orchestra on the triangle. *ding*
posted by NoMich at 10:10 PM on September 2, 2005


Ben Gibbard is God. That is all.
posted by mr.marx at 6:56 AM on September 3, 2005


Well, if you want goofy names, there's always the new Coheed & Cambria:

"Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness"

I've sat through two albums of theirs and I STILL can't decide if I like the band. They are good, yes, but I don't know if I like them.

Same for DCFC, actually. Although I DID like the Postal Service.
posted by InnocentBystander at 7:20 AM on September 3, 2005


I find this post a pleasant respite from the 'Bush is shit because of something to do with New Orleans' and 'Fundamentalist Christians are shit because of something to do with New Orleans'.

No, wait, I don't. It's shit too.
posted by jack_mo at 8:09 AM on September 3, 2005


The guy from Coheed & Cambria's hair is equally disappointing.
posted by VulcanMike at 8:12 AM on September 3, 2005


I'm disappointed by the lack of ice cream in my vacinity.
posted by drezdn at 9:01 AM on September 3, 2005


Hey, would you prefer Hitler be on vibes and relaxed, or tense and ruling Germany, huh?
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 11:45 AM on September 3, 2005


Oh yeah, you know who else was a Death Cab for Cuties? Hitler.
posted by klangklangston at 6:25 PM on September 3, 2005


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