Death Cab for Cutie discography

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Death Cab for Cutie discography
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Death Cab for Cutie performing at Bonnaroo in 2006
Studio albums 8
Video albums 2
Music videos 9
EPs 5
Singles 15
Other appearances 10

Death Cab for Cutie has released eight studio albums, five extended plays (EPs), a demo tape, a digital album, one live album, fifteen singles, nine music videos, and two DVDs. Death Cab for Cutie is an American indie rock group from Bellingham, Washington and was formed in 1997 by Ben Gibbard as a side project from Pinwheel. After releasing a demo tape, he added guitarist Chris Walla, bassist Nick Harmer, and drummer Nathan Good to the band. Death Cab signed to Barsuk Records and released four extended plays (EPs) and four studio albums through the label.[1] The fourth album, Transatlanticism, reached number 97 on the Billboard 200 and was eventually certified gold in the United States.[2][3] The group also issued nine singles and a demo tape through Barsuk.[1]

In 2004, the band signed with Atlantic Records, a subsidiary of the Warner Music Group. Their first release on the label, Plans, earned a platinum certification and charted at number four in the US.[3] The single "Soul Meets Body" was the band's first to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Death Cab for Cutie topped the US and Canadian album charts with Narrow Stairs (2008), with help from the Hot 100 single "I Will Possess Your Heart".[2][4] Both Plans and Narrow Stairs received critical praise and were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. Other projects with Atlantic include a downloadable digital album, two DVDs, and five singles.[5]

In 2013, a limited edition vinyl boxed set called The Barsuk Years was released on the Artist In Residence label. The 7-LP set, which includes all the band's early works, was produced in a limited run of 1500 units, each individually numbered and signed by the band.[6]

This list does not include material that members of Death Cab for Cutie recorded with The Postal Service, ¡All-Time Quarterback! or other side projects.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
AUS
[7]
BEL
(FL)

[8]
CAN
[9]
DEN
[10]
ESP
[11]
GER
[12]
IRL
[13]
NLD
[14]
NOR
[15]
NZL
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
1998 Something About Airplanes
  • Released: August 18, 1998
  • Label: Elsinor (Els #017)/Barsuk (Krang #5)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2000 We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
  • Released: March 21, 2000
  • Label: Barsuk (Bark #11)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2001 The Photo Album
  • Released: October 9, 2001
  • Label: Barsuk (Bark #21)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2003 Transatlanticism
  • Released: October 7, 2003
  • Label: Barsuk (Bark #32)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
97
2005 Plans
  • Released: August 30, 2005
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, vinyl
4 48 86 36 104
2008 Narrow Stairs
  • Released: May 13, 2008
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, vinyl
1 6 61 1 99 40 29 67 10 35 16 57 24
2011 Codes and Keys
  • Released: May 31, 2011
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, vinyl
3 7 59 3 37 64 47 23 74 24 21 46 59 24
2015 Kintsugi
  • Released: March 31, 2015
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, vinyl
8 21 90 5 85 73 26 79 38 73 28
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Digital albums[edit]

Year Title
2005 iTunes Originals – Death Cab for Cutie

Live Albums[edit]

Year Title Comments
2014 Live 2012
  • Label: Barsuk (Bark #144)
  • Format: vinyl
  • featuring Magik*Magik Orchestra
  • Double LP released on 180-gram vinyl with Digital Download key through participating record stores on April 19, 2014 (Record Store Day).[22]

Demo albums[edit]

Year Title Comments
1997 You Can Play These Songs with Chords
  • Label: Elsinor (Els #012)
  • Format: CS
  • Re-released with extra material on CD through Barsuk Records (Bark #28) on October 22, 2002.[23]

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
US
[2]
2000 The Forbidden Love EP
  • Released: October 24, 2000
  • Label: Barsuk (Bark #15)
  • Format: CD
2002 The Stability EP
  • Released: February 19, 2002
  • Label: Barsuk (Bark #23)
  • Format: CD
2004 Studio X Sessions EP
  • Released: July 27, 2004
  • Label: Barsuk (Bark #39)
  • Format: Digital download
2005 The John Byrd EP
  • Released: March 1, 2005
  • Label: Barsuk (Bark #43)
  • Format: CD
2009 The Open Door EP[24]
  • Released: April 14, 2009 (digital pre-release on March 31, 2009)
  • Label: Atlantic (US #30)
  • Format: CD, vinyl, digital download
30
2011 Keys and Codes Remix EP
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD
-

Digital extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
US
[2]
2008 iTunes Live: London Festival '08
Live from Las Vegas at The Palms E.P.[25]
  • Released: August 2008
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download
135

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
[4][26]
US
AAA

[27]
US
Adult

[28]
US
Alt.

[29]
US
Rock

[30]
AUS
[7]
BEL
(FL)

[8]
BEL
(WA)

[31]
CAN
[32]
CAN
Rock

[33]
ESP
[11]
GER
[12]
NZL
[16]
UK
[19]
1998 "Your Bruise" Something About Airplanes
1999 "Prove My Hypotheses" You Can Play These Songs with Chords
2000 "Underwater!" Non-album single
2002 "Stability" The Stability EP
"A Movie Script Ending" 123 The Photo Album
"I Was a Kaleidoscope" 115
"We Laugh Indoors" 122
2003 "The New Year" 86 Transatlanticism
2004 "The Sound of Settling" 84
"Title and Registration"
2005 "Soul Meets Body" 60 32 5 125 Plans
2006 "Crooked Teeth" 10 69
"I Will Follow You into the Dark" 34 28 66
2008 "I Will Possess Your Heart" 70 1 40 6 60 85 Narrow Stairs
"Cath…" 11 10
2009 "No Sunlight" 8
"Grapevine Fires" 21
"Little Bribes" 6 The Open Door EP
"Meet Me on the Equinox" 102 11 8 17 30 58 63 15 71 34 86 The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack
2011 "You Are a Tourist" 101 1 1 3 69 Codes and Keys
"Home Is a Fire"
"Stay Young, Go Dancing" 11 31 40 126
2012 "Underneath the Sycamore"[34]
2015 "Black Sun" 114 1 2 12 19 Kintsugi
"The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" 15 3 21 31
2016 "Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)" 27 45
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Video albums[edit]

Year Video US peak[35]
2005 Drive Well, Sleep Carefully 20
2006 Directions: The Plans Video Album 11
2011 Death Cab for Cutie: Live at the Mt. Baker Theatre
  • Released: May 31, 2011
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2001 "A Movie Script Ending" Josh Melnick and Xander Charity
2003 "The New Year" Jay Martin
2004 "The Sound of Settling" Tomorrow's Brightest Minds
2005 "Title and Registration" Patrick Daughters
"Soul Meets Body" Jon Watts
"Crooked Teeth" Ace Norton
2006 "I Will Follow You into the Dark" Jamie Thraves
2008 "I Will Possess Your Heart" Aaron Stewart-Ahn and Shawn Kim
"Cath…" Autumn de Wilde
"Grapevine Fires" Walter Robot
2009 "Little Bribes" Ross Ching
"Meet Me on the Equinox" Walter Robot
2011 "You Are a Tourist" Tim Nackashi
"Stay Young, Go Dancing" Claire Carré
2012 "Underneath the Sycamore" Walter Robot
2015 "Black Sun" Robert Hales
"The Ghosts of Beverly Drive"
2016 "Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)" Walter Robot

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2000 "Spring Break Broke" Death Cab for Fiver (7", Barsuk (Bark #9))[36][37]
2002 "Lowell, MA (Tiny Telephone Version)" Amos House Collection Vol. 1
"A Steadier Footing" (acoustic version) Kicking It with Clowns / Comes With a Smile (Vol. 5)
"Fortunate Son" Don't Know When I'll Be Back Again
2003 "Styrofoam Plates" Live The Dream: Fierce Panda Compilation Volume 2[38]
2004 "This Temporary Life" Future Soundtrack For America
"Dream Scream" The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered
"A Movie Script Ending" (acoustic version) Wicker Park (soundtrack)
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" Maybe This Christmas Tree
2005 "Lightness" (live) Paste Magazine (Sep/Aug 2005 issue CD)
"Earth Angel" Stubbs the Zombie: The Soundtrack
"Lovesong" For Unicef - Tsunami Relief Fund Compilation
2007 "Rockin' Chair" Endless Highway: The Music of The Band
"World Shut Your Mouth" Causes 1
2008 "Jealousy Rides with Me" Heroes - Original Television Soundtrack Album
2009 "Meet Me on the Equinox" New Moon Soundtrack
"Kicked In" SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers!
2016 "Million Dollar Loan" 30 Days, 30 Songs[39]

References[edit]

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