Watch: Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Perform Piano-Backed Acoustic Version of “Passenger Seat”

New Version of Song from Band's 2003-Released Fourth Album, Transatlanticism

Apr 28, 2015
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It's always strange when the favorite bands of your youth now have "classic albums" released a decade or more ago. Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism is now 12 years old (well, 11-and-a-half if you're getting technical), and it's their fourth album! Even though the band just released their eighth album, Kintsugi, their last to feature founding member Chris Walla, they have just put up on YouTube a new video of frontman Ben Gibbard performing Transatlanticim cut "Passenger Seat" in a partially candle-lit studio, backed only by Zac Rae on piano. They are labeling it an "acoustic version," although the album version isn't all that much more fleshed out (mainly Gibbard and a piano too). Still, it's a nice nostalgic revisit to a "classic track" for us old school Death Cab fans.

Check out the video below, followed by their upcoming tour dates (they're on tour right now, although their next four shows are sold out).

Also be sure to pick Under the Radar's current print issue (the one with Tame Impala on the cover) to read an interview with Ben Gibbard about the creation of Kintsugi.

 

Death Cab for Cutie Tour:

04-29 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium * (SOLD OUT)
04-30 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
05-01 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
05-02 Minneapolis, MN - Carlson Family Stage at Northrop * (SOLD OUT)
05-04 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater *
05-05 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
05-07 Toronto, Ontario - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts * (SOLD OUT)
05-08 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
05-09 Portland, ME - State Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
05-10 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center (SOLD OUT)
05-12 Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheater *
05-13 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant * (SOLD OUT)
06-04-06 Porto, Portugal - Primavera Sound
06-08 London, England - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
06-09 London, England - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
06-10 London, England - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
06-12 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
06-13 Oslo, Norway - Rockerfeller
06-14 Bergen, Norway - Bergen Festival
06-15 Stockholm, Sweden - Müchenbryggeriet
06-17 Zurich, Switzerland - X-Tra Hotel
06-19-21 Neuhausen, Germany - Southside Festival
06-19-21 Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
06-20 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
06-23 Zagreb, Croatia - INmusic Festival
06-25 Paris, France - Bataclan
06-26 Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Festival
06-27 Dusseldorf, Germany - Open Source Festival
07-08 Portland, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater # (SOLD OUT)
07-09 Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater #
07-11 Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre Berkeley #
07-12 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl !
07-15 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre !
07-16 Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Concert Series
09-10 Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
09-11 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion $
09-12 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden $
09-13 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion $
09-15 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater ^
09-17 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE ^
09-18 Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center ^
09-19 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion ^
09-21 Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater ^
09-25 San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
09-26 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl ~
09-28 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre ~
09-30 Missoula, MT - Adams Center
10-01 Spokane, WA - INB Performing Arts Center
10-03 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre & (SOLD OUT)
10-04 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10-05 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

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* with The Antlers
# with Built to Spill
! with tUnE-yArDs
$ with Explosions in the Sky
^ with Twin Shadow
~ with Best Coast
& with Unlikely Friends

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