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Death Cab for Cutie

Mostly Credited As: Death Cab for Cutie
Date Of Birth: 1997
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Bellingham, Washington

Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie was formed in 1997 in Bellingham, Washington. The band began as a solo project for Ben Gibbard, but expanded into a band when Gibbard added Christopher Walla on electric guitar, Nicholas Harmer on bass, and Nathan Good on drums. In 1998, their first LP, Something About Airplanes was released. Two years later in 2000, their second album We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, and later that year, Nathan Good left the band. Michael Schorr replaced him on drums, and in 2001, The Photo Album was released.

In 2003, the band once again had a member change, with Jason McGerr replacing Michael Schorr on drums. With their new drummer, the band released Transatlanticism, which became their first album to receive critical acclaim and quickly became the band's top selling album. Songs from this album appeared on Six Feet Under, and the band performed "Movie Script Ending" and "Title and Registration" on "The O.C. Confidential" episode of The O.C..

In 2004, the band signed with Atlantic Records, officially leaving their indie label. With their new label, Death Cab released Plans to critical acclaim, and was nominated for "Best Alternative Album of 2005" at the 2005 Grammy Awards. The first single off of the album, "Soul Meets Body", rose to #5 on the Billboard Charts, becoming their best ranked single.

You Can Play These Songs with Chords (1997)
Something About Airplanes (1999)
You Can Play These Songs with Chords (1999)
We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes (2000)
The Photo Album (2001)
Transatlanticism (2003)
Plans (2005) (certified gold)

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Charlize Theron, Tom Brokaw, Death Cab for Cutie 02x74: (May/11/2015) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Adam Pally (guest host), Ben Schwartz, Beth Stern, Eric Andre, Death Cab for Cutie 11x93: (Jan/30/2015) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  John Oliver, Mayim Bialik, Death Cab for Cutie 22x14: (Jan/29/2015) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Kaley Cuoco, Skipper Bivins & Trent Jackson, Death Cab for Cutie 19x16: (Sep/29/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Regis Philbin, Laura Dern, Death Cab for Cutie 15x115: (May/13/2008) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tyler Perry, Death Cab For Cutie 13x126: (Apr/13/2006) As Themselves 

Conan (2010) 
  Is Anyone Paying Attention to These Friggin' Episode Titles? 01x101: (Jun/08/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Death Cab for Cutie 07x163: (Nov/20/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Al Reynolds, Death Cab for Cutie 06x78: (May/22/2008) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Howie Mandel, LaDainian Tomlinson, Death Cab for Cutie 03x174: (Dec/13/2005) As Themselves 

Soundstage (2003) (2003) 
  Death Cab for Cutie 07x10: (Jul/09/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Howie Mandel, Alanis Morissette, Death Cab for Cutie 01x21: (Jul/06/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Elizabeth Banks, Jack McBrayer, Death Cab For Cutie 17x30: (Oct/31/2008) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Eva Longoria, Cole and Dylan Sprouse, Death Cab for Cutie 15x06: (Sep/25/2006) As Themselves 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Russell Crowe, Alicia Keys, Death Cab For Cutie 16x17: (Oct/07/2008) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Will Ferrell, Tom Everett Scott, Death Cab For Cutie 14x32: (Nov/08/2006) As Themselves 
  Martha Stewart, Big Show, Death Cab For Cutie 13x13: (Sep/27/2005) As Themselves 

Austin City Limits (1975) 
  Death Cab for Cutie/My Morning Jacket 31x13: (Feb/11/2006) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Scarlett Johanson/Death Cab For Cutie 31x10: (Jan/14/2006) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The O.C. (2003) 
  The O.C. Confidential 02x20: (Apr/21/2005) As Themselves 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Cedric the Entertainer, Al Roker, Chris Noth, Death Cab for Cutie, Mike Birbiglia, BBC 03x16: (Feb/13/2004) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

The O.C. Songs:
The Shape of Things to Come + Soul Meets Body 
The O.C. Confidential + Movie Script Ending
+ Title and Registration 
The Goodbye Girl + A Lack of Color 
The Escape + A Movie Script Ending 
Brothers & Sisters Songs:
History Repeating + Soul Meets Body 
Grapes of Wrath + A Lack of Color 
Austin City Limits Songs:
Death Cab for Cutie/My Morning Jacket + Crooked Teeth
+ I Was a Kaleidoscope
+ A Movie Script Ending
+ The New Year
+ Soul Meets Body
+ Summer Skin
+ Title and Registration 
North Shore Songs:
The Cook, the Waitress, the GM and his Lover + Army Corps For Architects 
Friday Night Lights Songs:
How the Other Half Lives + Bixby Canyon Bridge 
The Black Donnellys Songs:
The Only Thing Sure + Brothers On A Hotel Bed 
Killer Instinct Songs:
Game Over + Different Names For The Same Things 
Heroes Songs:
Ink + Grapevine Fires 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
Here Come the Girls + I Will Follow You Into The Dark 
90210 Songs:
That Which We Destroy + I Will Follow You Into The Dark 
Scrubs Songs:
My Last Words + I Will Follow You Into The Dark 
Weeds Songs:
Cooking With Jesus + Little Boxes (Theme Tune) 
Six Degrees Songs:
What Are the Odds? + Marching Bands of Manhattan 
Californication Songs:
Girls, Interrupted + Passenger Seat 
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Songs:
Let it Bleed + Pity and Fear 
The Unusual Suspect + Someday You Will Be Loved 
Laguna Beach Songs:
Cabo, Cabo, Cabo + Sound of 
What Goes Around... + Soul Meets Body 
How I Met Your Mother Songs:
The Wedding + Soul Meets Body 
Gossip Girl Songs:
Much 'I Do' About Nothing + The Ice Is Getting Thinner 
Six Feet Under Songs:
Terror Starts At Home + Transatlanticism 
CSI: Miami Songs:
Death Pool 100 + Transatlanticism 
New Amsterdam Songs:
Pilot + Your Heart Is an Empty Room 
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The band's name comes from the 1967 song "Death Cab for Cutie" by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

Lead singer Ben Gibbard is also part of the band, The Postal Service.

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