Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band comprises Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums). In 2014, founding guitarist and producer Chris Walla announced that he would be departing from the band after recording their eighth studio album, Kintsugi.

The band was originally a solo project by Ben Gibbard, when he released the demo album, You Can Play These Songs with Chords, to positive reception. This led to a record deal with Barsuk Records. Gibbard decided to expand the project into a complete band, releasing their debut album Something About Airplanes in 1998, and their second album, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, in 2000; both records were positively received in the indie community. Their third album, 2001's The Photo Album, gave the band their first charting single, and the release of the group's fourth album Transatlanticism, in 2003, gained the band mainstream critical and commercial success. After signing with Atlantic Records, Death Cab For Cutie released their fifth album and major-label debut Plans in 2005, which received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The band released their sixth album Narrow Stairs in 2008, which served as a stylistic departure for the group. Their seventh album, 2011's Codes and Keys, featured the band's first number one single, "You Are a Tourist". Their eighth studio album Kintsugi, the last to feature Walla, was released on March 31, 2015.

Death Cab for Cutie's music has been labeled as indie rock, indie pop, and alternative rock. It is noted for its use of unconventional instrumentation, as well as Gibbard's distinctive voice and unique lyrical style. Since their formation, the band has released eight full-length studio albums, four EPs, two live EPs, one live album, and one demo album.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered Daniel Johnston 1
2004 Maybe This Christmas Tree Various Artists 1
2005 Good Music for Tsunami Relief Various Artists 1
2007 Endless Highway: The Music of The Band Various Artists 2
2007 Attic Jam Various Artists 1
2009 Score! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers! Various Artists 1
2009 The Bridge School Collection, Volume 4 Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 U.S. Pop Life, Volume 3: International: New Atmosphere For The Future Various Artists 1
2001 Amos House Collection, Volume I Various Artists 1
2001 Benicàssim 2001 Various Artists 1
2002 91.7 FM KVRX Presents: Local Live, Volume 6: Unlimited Bandwidth Various Artists 1
2002 Don't Know When I'll Be Back Again Various Artists 1
2002 Ten Years of Noise Pop 1993-2002 Various Artists 1
2003 Yeti Two Various Artists 2
2003 Immergutrocken 4 Various Artists 1
2003 Treats Various Artists 1
2004 Decade: Ten Years of Fierce Panda Various Artists 2
2004 The Believer Magazine Compact Disc - June 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Future Soundtrack for America Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate Sk8er Rock Various Artists 1
2005 Atticus: Dragging the Lake 3 Various Artists 4 1
2006 2006 GRAMMY Nominees Various Artists 1
2006 EndSessions, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2006 L'Album Rock, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2006 Süddeutsche Zeitung | Diskothek: 2003: Ein Jahr und seine 20 besten Songs Various Artists 1
2006 107.1 KGSR Broadcasts, Volume 14 Various Artists 1
2006 Every Day Is Saturday Various Artists 1
2006 From the Heart Various Artists 1
2006 Smack! Various Artists 1
2007 2007 GRAMMY Nominees Various Artists 1
2007 Causes 1 Various Artists 2
2007 Alice Music 11 Various Artists 5 1
2008 Fierce Angel Present Angels Fall II Various Artists 1
2008 Vox Various Artists 1
2008 KBCO Studio C, 20th Anniversary Edition Various Artists 1
2008 89.3 The Current: Live Current, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2008 KFOG: Live From The Archives 15 Various Artists 1
2008 Life Is Music 2008 Various Artists 1
2008 Life Is Music: Meer Onsterfelijke Studio Brussel Songs Various Artists 1
2008 Ultimate Holiday Collection Various Artists 1
2009 Sweetheart: Our Favorite Artists Sing Their Favorite Love Songs Various Artists 1
2009 Barsuk Records: 2009 Amazon Digital Sampler Various Artists 1
2009 Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise Various Artists 1
2009 Live From the Mountain Music Lounge, Volume 15 Various Artists 1
2009 Atlantic Records: The Time Capsule Various Artists 1
2009 Tom: A Best Show on WFMU Tribute to Ram Various Artists 1
2009 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 16 Various Artists 1
2010 From the Heart: Coffee House Edition Various Artists 1
2010 L'album Folk Various Artists 1
2011 Life Is Music 2011.2 Various Artists 1

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