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Death Cab For Cutie | Transatlanticism at 20 Years

It’s 2023 and Death Cab For Cutie’s Transatlanticism turns 20 this year. In many ways that blows my mind! So today, I’m going to revisit the album, starting with taking a look at the vinyl versions released in it’s first 20 years, then unboxing my copy, which is the 10th Anniversary Pressing from 2013, and finally diving into the music itself and talking a little about some of the songs.

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The Long Winters: Putting The Days To Bed [Album Review]


I first saw The Long Winters live at the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle at the end of July, 2004. Along with IQU, they stood out as the event’s best performers. The second time was in Pullman this past spring [2006] for the university’s annual Spring Fest. And again, they left the other performers behind to become the main attraction of the day. Standing at what appears to be well over six feet tall, front-man John Roderick has a stage presence that is outstanding. I recall hearing “Pushover” and the quick, punchy chords of “Fire Island, AK”. I remember “Sky Is Open” being a favorite, and possibly even “Rich Wife” and “Ultimatum”. Read More »The Long Winters: Putting The Days To Bed [Album Review]


Phantogram: Phantogram EP [Album Review]

Erich said, You gotta check out this band; you gotta review their EP. End paraphrase. Having recently noted the band’s signing to Barsuk, it seemed the logical next step. In anticipation of that future record, slated for an early 2010 release, it just made sense. Besides, there’s substantial overlap between the self-titled EP and the pending full-length, Eyelid Movies. Of the five tracks on the Phantogram EP, four find their way onto that album of eleven total songs. I’m here to say that the EP is still totally worth it.

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