Music: Death Cab for Cutie to play O2 Institute as new album released - The Leamington Observer

Music: Death Cab for Cutie to play O2 Institute as new album released

Leamington Editorial 7th Mar, 2023   0

DEATH Cab for Cutie have announced a run of UK dates this month, including their first ever show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a gig at the O2 Institute at Digbeth, Birmingham on March 21, to promote the release of their tenth studio album Asphalt Meadows.

Asphalt Meadows was produced by Grammy Award-winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Wallows), with singles released so far including ‘Foxglove Through The

Clearcut’, ‘Roman Candles’, which arrived with a (quite literally) explosive one-take music video directed by Lance Bangs (Sonic Youth, Nirvana), and ‘Here to Forever’ which is currently sat at #1 at AAA radio.

Death Cab for Cutie’s ninth studio album ‘Thank You for Today’ was released in 2018.

That album saw the band entering its second decade by both expanding and refining its signature sound, with highlights including lead single, “Gold Rush,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s

‘Adult Alternative Songs’ chart.

The band continued to affirm their lasting artistic legacy with a wide range of creative activity in the years that followed, including diverse collaborations such as Chance the Rapper’s 2019 album track, ‘Do You Remember (ft. Death Cab for Cutie),’ and Tycho & Gibbard’s acclaimed 2021 single, ‘Only Love.’

Formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997, Death Cab for Cutie almost immediately entered the ranks of the era’s definitive bands, fueled in large part by the remarkable power of co-founder, vocalist, guitarist, and lead songwriter Benjamin Gibbard’s complex, often bittersweet songcraft.

The band made their worldwide popular breakthrough with 2003’s RIAA gold certified ‘Transatlanticism’, later named by NPR as one of ‘The Decade’s 50 Most Important Recordings.’

Plans, their 2005 Atlantic Records debut release, saw Death Cab for Cutie ascending to even greater heights, earning RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy Award nomination for ‘Best Alternative Album’ while spawning the chart-topping singles, ‘Soul Meets Body’ and ‘I Will Follow You into the Dark,’ the latter of which was honored with a Grammy nod for ‘Best Pop Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocals.’

Their following albums all received various Grammy Award nominations, bringing their total career nominations to eight overall.

Tickets for the O2 Institute gig are available from

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