Death Cab For Cutie - Something About Airplanes - 1998 Indie Alt Rock - Sealed 180 Grm LP
Death Cab For Cutie Something About Airplanes
Label: Barsuk Records
Format: 180 Grm Vinyl
This Issue Released: 2014
Style: Indie Rock
A1 Bend To Squares
Cello, Arranged By [String Parts] Erika Jacobs 4:33
A2 President Of What? 4:01
A3 Champagne From A Paper Cup 2:38
A4 Your Bruise 4:19
A5 Pictures In An Exhibition 3:49
B1 Sleep Spent 3:37
B2 Face That Launched 1000 Shits
Cello, Arranged By [String Parts] Erika Jacobs 3:41
B3 Amputations 4:54
B4 Fake Frowns 4:30
B5 Line Of Best Fit
Vocals Abi Hall 7:16
Death Cab for Cutie's 1999 debut was simultaniously familiar and an expedition into brave new territory; in essence, a fuzzy lo-fi gem.
A few of the tracks here are gleaned from singer/guitarist/primary songwriter Ben Gibbard's demo tapes (You Can Play These Songs With Chords, rereleased by Barsuk in 2002), and the great tunesmithing found there is even better this time around. While that might form the core of the tracks, the newer songs are just as good.
"Bend to Squares" starts Something About Airplanes off on a good note, a swirling mix of distorted (as well as acoustic) guitars and cello. The next track, "President of What?", sounds like the Zombies on speed, complete with an extremely memorable organ line.
Yeah, a few of the tracks do blend together, but several listens will cement certain parts of the album into your mind permenantly: the "I'm definitely shaking" section on the power-popish "Pictures in an Exhibition"; the chiming electric guitar channel on the almost twangy "Sleep Spent"; the entire song "Amputations," one of the finest songs Gibbard has written; and the shoegazing swell of album closer "Line of Best Fit," in which the harmonized male/female vocals are near hypnotic over the throbbing guitars.
On the downside...there really isn't one. The lo-fi quality of the recording might be hard to take for someone not accustom to it, but the songs themselves are what really counts.
As far as what the band sounds like, I'd say they are far far far away from the "emo" tag many have wrongly labeled them with. The Built to Spill references aren't dead on either, but I will say Death Cab for Cutie could be compared to a more fuzzed out There's Nothing Wrong With Love-era BTS, minus Doug Martsch's guitar heroics.
Something About Airplanes is a melodic, creative, and lush album that is a great starting point for a wonderful band. I highly recommend it.
Death Cab For Cutie - Your Bruise (Live In Studio)
Every one of DCFC's songs captures a certain time of my life and makes me remember things like where, when, and who for me. This music evokes very powerful and sometimes sad emotions from me and I don't know if that's good or bad. I can sometimes get very sad listening to this music and it makes me often wish I could turn back time.
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Death Cab for Cutie - Line of Best Fit
the harmonized male/female vocals are near hypnotic over the throbbing guitars.
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Death Cab For Cutie - Amputations
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Death Cab For Cutie - Pictures In An Exhibition
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Death Cab For Cutie in The Live Room - Sleep Spent
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|Format||LP, 180 Gram|