Thursday, April 20, 2006

Will Death Cab For Cutie

By Josh Lamkin
In answer to the question you're going to ask, yes, we are getting paid outrageous sums of money to write four thousand blogs about Death Cab For Cutie and any song, video, concert, and digestive event they produce. Not really.

Okay so yes, we're writing alot about Death Cab. We love them. Here's another one. GOD!

Yesterday I was complaining to Dmac that I had to put the kibosh on the advances of yet another young vixen who was batting her vixen-y eyelashes at young lamkini. Okay it wasn't nearly that self-aggrandizing. It was more like, "Dmac...sniffle...Why can't I love?!" Or something like that. So Dmac, being the kickass music addict he is and being a good friend emailed me this song:

Death Cab - Your Heart Is An Empty Room

The great thing about Death Cab, especially in this song, is that they don't try to do too much. They find a cool vibe, a few cool chords, they lay it down, they don't deviate. This is not Phish. Don't get me wrong, I think Phish are amazingly talented, but Phish wouldn't know what to do with "Your Heart Is An Empty Room." They'd turn it into a Samba where one guy sings while playing an immersion blender.

Anyway. I love how Death Cab controls their songs. They aren't gonna careen out of control. They aren't going to try to go over your head and show you how smart they are or how many music classes they took. That's refreshing. It's modest and intimate and kickass. And Ben Gibbard's voice is cool.


Blogger Sophie T. Mishap said...

This made me die laughing:

'They'd turn it into a Samba where one guy sings while playing an immersion blender.'

Oh man that was good!

8:33 AM, April 21, 2006  
Blogger Lamkini said...

I want only to please you, Sophie T.

9:32 AM, April 21, 2006  

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