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Watch Death Cab for Cutie Perform “Brothers on a Hotel Bed” with CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry

Bands Currently on a Short Joint Tour

Jun 16, 2016 CHVRCHES
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Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES and American indie-rock mainstays Death Cab for Cutie have had a handful of tour dates together this month. Last night in Charleston, SC, CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry got up on stage with Death Cab for Cutie to sing the band’s “Brothers on a Hotel Bed,” from Death Cab’s 2005 album Plans. Watch fan video below via Pitchfork.

Also, later in the set, as Pitchfork also reports, Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard stormed off the stage midway through “Soul Meets Body,” causing the rest of the band to stop playing. Watch fan video of that moment below too. Gibbard seems to be one of the nicer guys in indie rock, so we’ll assume he had a good reason for it. The band soon returned to the stage to finish their set.

As we reported on earlier in the week, The Talkhouse Music Podcast recently got Mayberry and Gibbard together for a joint interview, which was apparently the first time the two had ever actually met. The joint tour concludes tonight with a show in Charlotte, North Carolina at The Uptown Amphitheater. Many artists have either canceled shows in North Carolina in protest of House Bill 2 or have turned their shows into statements against the bill, which puts into law that transgender people have to use the public restroom of the gender on their birth certificate, rather than the gender they now identify themselves as. The two bands recently issued a joint statement that explained they will still play the show in Charlotte, but they will be partnering with two North Carolina based organizations, Freedom Center for Social Justice and Southerners On New Ground (SONG), who are fighting to repeal HB2.

CHVRCHES released their well-received second album, Every Open Eye, last year via Glassnote (it was #9 on Under the Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2015 list). CHVRCHES were on the cover of one of our print issues last year and you can read the in-depth 8-page 5,600-word cover story feature on the band here. You can also read our bonus digital magazine Q&A with them here.

Death Cab for Cutie’s latest album, Kintsugi, also came out last year (via Atlantic) and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album. Also read our 2015 interview with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard.


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