Death Cab For Petty

Death Cab For Cutie

Here’s something to kick start your weekend in style!

Incase you didn’t know, it’s just over a week until the release of Narrow Stairs, the new album from Death Cab for Cutie, and the band have already hit the road in order to promote the release.

The latest stop on the tour was at last weekend’s Coachella festival, where the band previewed a couple of new tracks, as well as hits including Title and Registration and Crooked Teeth.

The band has already taken the brave gamble of releasing the 8-minute I Will Posess Your Heart as the lead single, and, while a few fans have been disgruntled, most reviews have been positive, and the track has been receiving solid radio play since its release.

I Will Posess Your Heart

The song begins with a slow, moody, bass driven funk groove, with short splashes of guitar and piano, that over the course of the first 5 minutes slowly evolves into more familiar Death Cab territory, all lush harmonies and broken indie hearts.

As if this more adventurous direction wasn’t enough to excite fans, the news that the album has been awarded a prestigous 4-star review by Rolling Stone, should bode well for the rest of Narrow Stairs.

Live, the band has started to have some fun, and you can just imagine a being in the middle of the desert, on a warm Summer’s evening when the opening bars of Tom Petty’s Free Fallin hit, as they did last weekend, a precursor for what is to come on the upcoming US/European Summer Tour.

Free Fallin

Coachella 08

See The Band On Tour:

May 9 2008 8:00P
Providence Piers Providence, Rhode Island
May 10 2008 8:00P
WFNX Show – Bank of America Pavilion Boston, Massachusetts
May 24 2008 5:00P
Les Schwab Amphitheater Bend, Oregon
May 25 2008 11:00A
Sasquatch Music Festival @ The Gorge Quincy, Washington
May 26 2008 8:00P
Thanksgiving Point Lehi, Utah
May 28 2008 8:00P
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado
May 30 2008 8:00P
City Market Kansas City, Missouri
May 31 2008 8:00P
Ninth Street Summerfest Columbia, Missouri
Jun 2 2008 8:00P
Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 3 2008 8:00P
Millenium Park Pritzker Pavilion Chicago, Illinois
Jun 4 2008 8:00P
Fox Theatre Detroit, Michigan
Jun 6 2008 8:00P
Jacques Cartier Pier Montreal, Quebec
Jun 7 2008 8:00P
Toronto Olympic Island Toronto, Ontario
Jun 9 2008 8:00P
Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Maryland
Jun 10 2008 8:00P
McCarren Park Pool Brooklyn, New York
Jun 12 2008 8:00P
Mann Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 13 2008 8:00P
Plain Dealer Pavilion Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 14 2008 8:00P
The Lawn at White River State Indianapolis, Indiana
Jun 15 2008 11:00A
Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 17 2008 8:00P
Nokia Theatre Grand Prairie, Texas
Jun 19 2008 8:00P
Mesa Amphitheatre Mesa, Arizona
Jun 20 2008 8:00P
SDSU Open Air Theatre San Diego, California
Jun 21 2008 8:00P
Greek Theatre Berkeley Berkeley, California
Jun 23 2008 8:00P
Nokia Theatre Los Angeles, California
Jun 24 2008 8:00P
Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, California
Jul 15 2008 7:00P
Birmingham Academy Birmingham
Jul 16 2008 7:30P
Manchester Apollo Manchester
Jul 17 2008 7:30P
Brixton Academy Brixton, London

Pre-Order: Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs here

Photo Credit: Death Cab For Cutie Myspace, Heather Browne

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