Death Cab for Cutie (L-R: That one guy, dude who's married to Zooey Deschanel, dude who tried out to be the new Doctor Who, guy in a hat)
Sometimes the Internet has a funny way of being telepathic about itself. (Well, if you treat "the Internet" as everything you see online, which is dumb but something I do to amuse myself. BTW, look how big the Internet is!) Earlier today Theory 8's Aaron Hartley told us Twitter followers of his that he had sold his copy of Death Cab for Cutie's The Photo Album for the hefty sum (relative to the purchase price, at least) of $76.58. That gave me two ideas, maybe three. Then, quite shortly thereafter, came word that Death Cab for Cutie have not only risen to the ranks of bands whose old albums fetch $75 and up, but also ascended to that lofty social club of performers whose privilege alone it is to play Bridgestone Arena when they visit Nashville. Which is what DCFC will do on Wednesday, August 10. Whoa, right? Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m., and Frightened Rabbit open.
This one time I got nostalgic about DCFC before they became arena rockers, but that is neither here nor there. Death Cab's got a new record coming out, called Codes and Keys, and I bet this tour has something to do with that. As you may recall, their video for "You Are a Tourist" was, as the band's handlers were so fond of reminding us, "the FIRST LIVE, SCRIPTED, ONE-TAKE MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT. EVER." Performed April 5 at 4 p.m. PST. Was it hard for the band members to lip-sync along to a song LIVE while performers hit their marks and held still and did choreography all around them? I don't know, but I do know the result looks pretty great. Now that they're playing the big-league venues, will DCFC still throw their old fans a deep cut here and there? Just imagine the deafening silence that would greet "The Face That Launched 1,000 Shits"!