POZ BandsOnBands: Shy, Low On Death Cab For Cutie
In this week’s feature, each member of the band talks about their love for Death Cab For Cutie. Listen to songs by Death Cab For Cutie here out what the band had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
Death Cab For Cutie was always one of those bands that I just passed over. I never really took the time to listen to them, and I always figured that they weren’t worth a damn due to my preteen disinterest in anything popular (at the time, I only wanted to listen to System of a Down). The first song I heard was “Soul Meets Body” when I was thirteen, and I literally turned it off after fifteen seconds. A few years later, I was
driving with my girlfriend, and she put on Death Cab. It was the “Sound of Settling,” and I really dug the structure, harmonies, and overall atmosphere of that song. That’s what got me into Transatlanticism. Later on, I listened to Plans and fell in love with it. The song “What Sarah Said” really hit me when my grandmother started dying. I was there with her in the hospital during the last moments of her life, and, among other things, that song was stuck in my head.
Death Cab For Cutie was the first band that ever metaphorically spoke to me. Up until I purchased Plans, I just looked at lyrics as another layer of the song, never really paying attention to what was being said. Songs like “Summer Skin” really resonated with me. The bassist of that band is so good. The drummer and the bassist lock in together so well, and it sends their music to a whole other level. On the first of every year, I make sure that I listen to “The New Year” of Transatlanticism. I think Narrow Stairs is a cool record, but it sort of solidified my fleeting interest in Death Cab. “Cath” and “Talking Bird”are both great songs, and it kept my love for Ben Gibbard’s poetry alive.