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Editor’s Pick #83: New Death Cab Music Vid by caitlindewey
March 5, 2009, 1:52 pm
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I am fully prepared for the flack I will get for posting a Death Cab for Cutie video.  Don’t care, dudes.  Narrow Stairs might have been three-fourths hot mess, but I’m a pretty big fan of the highly personal and hauntingly prophetic chorus on “Grapevine Fires.”  

The video was directed by Walter Robot, a writer/animator duo who specialize in weird blends of animation and live action.  I don’t really know what this video consists of, but it has an early-90s claymation feel that very much appeals to me.

Speaking of appealing: Death Cab’s upcoming tour with Cold War Kids and Ra Ra Riot.  Regrettably, Chicago and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania are the closest the tour will come to Syracuse.  Chicago sold out weeks ago, and even the shitty PA tickets are running $90-100.

Oh, Death Cab.  Miss your pre-O.C. days SO MUCH.

– Caitlin Dewey, front-of-book editor



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