Live Review: Death Cab for Cutie at Edgefield, 7/8


There was a brief moment in the mid-2000s when this tiny band from a quaint college town in Washington named Death Cab for Cutie threatened to become the Most Important Band In America. Spin featured the group in a cover story that touted the quartet as the “next R.E.M.” They were even name-checked on The O.C. as the favorite band of the show’s resident emotive over-thinker, Seth Cohen, which ...   More
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Life on the Side

Dave Depper landed his dream gig. What happens when he wakes up?

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Dave Depper is doing his best to keep himself together. He flew back from London the previous night, and his jet lag is colliding with this godforsaken Portland heat wave. A few days prior, he was ons   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Dave Depper Is Now A Member of Death Cab For Cutie

Longtime Portland musician has replaced Chris Walla (in the touring band, at least).

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Dave Depper has one of the most extensive resumes of any musician in Portland. He's done stints with Ray LaMontagne, Fruit Bats, Robyn Hitchcock, Menomena and Peter Buck and Robert Fripp's Slow Music project, among a zillion others. Now, he's landed his biggest gig yet: playing guitar for Death Cab for Cutie. Earlier today, the Seattle emo luminaries announced its first show of the year, a ...   More
Friday, January 16, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Albums

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The trend of bands performing seminal albums live in their entirety is a double-edged phenomenon. On one hand, it kills the thrilling unpredictability of the set list, and forces audiences to sit    More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER, PETE COTTELL

Q&A: Chris Walla

The Death Cabbie talks Bowie, Twitter and mushy music.

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It’s kind of amazing what Death Cab for Cutie—a band often dismissed as kids’ stuff or the mushy embodiment of all things “emo”—gets away with. This year’s Codes and Keys is an ambit   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 CASEY JARMAN


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