The John Byrd EP

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The John Byrd EP
EP by Death Cab for Cutie
Released March 1, 2005 (2005-03-01)
Recorded May 4–21, 2004
Genre Indie rock
Length 37:13
Label Barsuk
Death Cab for Cutie chronology
Studio X Sessions EP
The John Byrd EP
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Drowned in Sound (8/10) link
IGN (8.3/10) link
Pitchfork Media (6.5/10) link

The John Byrd EP by the band Death Cab for Cutie was recorded live during their spring 2004 North American tour. It is named after the band's sound engineer, John Byrd, who worked with them during the tour. The album was the band's last release on the indie label Barsuk Records. It is only available in a limited number of record stores and through the record label's website.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "We Laugh Indoors" (Ben Gibbard, Christopher Walla, Nick Harmer) – 5:25
  2. "Why You'd Want to Live Here" (Gibbard) – 5:03
  3. "Lightness" (Gibbard) – 3:06
  4. "Photobooth" (Gibbard) – 4:16
  5. "We Looked Like Giants" (Gibbard, Walla, Harmer, Jason McGerr) – 9:18
  6. "405" (Gibbard) – 3:25
  7. "Blacking Out the Friction/Brand New Love" (Gibbard / Lou Barlow)– 7:20
  • Tracks 1 and 7 were recorded at The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA on May 21, 2004.
  • Tracks 2, 3, 4 and 6 were recorded at The Showbox, Seattle, WA on May 8, 2004.
  • Track 5 was recorded at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA on May 4, 2004.