Posted May 5, 2021 by Jeff in Tunes

Death Cab For Cutie Release New Live Album, Announce Tour Plans

Live at the Show Box album artwork, Death Cab for Cutie
Live at the Show Box album artwork, Death Cab for Cutie

Indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie announced details of a brand new full-length live album. Live at the Showbox will be available for just 24 hours as a Bandcamp exclusive on May 7, and an official release will arrive later this year. A portion of proceeds from the Bandcamp Friday release will benefit NIVA. You can find more information on the official Death Cab for Cutie Bandcamp HERE

Live at the Showbox was recorded just before the Covid lockdown over a sold-out three-night-stand from February 24 to 26, 2020, at the Showbox in Seattle, a venue that’s played a major role in Death Cab’s history over the past two decades. The shows were held in support of the Save the Showbox campaign to secure official landmark status for the historic theatre. The show features renditions of songs such as “I Will Follow You Into The Dark,” “I Will Possess Your Heart” and “Black Sun.” 

“Like so many other artists, we expected to play a lot of shows in 2020,” says the band in a statement. “To gear up for the year ahead, we decided to warm up by playing an intimate, three-nightstand at a venue that’s near and dear to our hearts — the Showbox in Seattle. Well, 2020 didn’t quite turn out as we had planned — but happily those three magical nights last February did, and we’re glad to say that we had them recorded.” 

Live At The Showbox follows last December’s The Georgia E.P., a five-track collection of covers initially released as a 24-hour Bandcamp exclusive to support Fair Fight Action, the national voter’s rights organization founded by Stacy Abrams to “promote fair elections around the country through voter education, election reform, and combating voter suppression.” Recorded remotely during quarantine over four days in the band members’ respective home studios, the EP collects inspired covers of some of the band’s favorite artists from the great state of Georgia, including TLC (“Waterfalls”), Neutral Milk Hotel (“King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1”), R.E.M. (“Fall On Me”), Vic Chesnutt (“Flirted With You All My Life”), and Cat Power (“Metal Heart”). In January, Death Cab for Cutie celebrated the Georgia runoff election results by officially releasing The Georgia E.P. across all streaming platforms. 

Death Cab also recently announced a very special headline show set for Sept. 10 at Ogden, UT’s Ogden Amphitheater. Additional live dates will be announced.