It's been fifteen years since Death Cab for Cutie released Transatlanticism, a seminal album of the early 00s. After releasing it, the band went on to sign to a major record company and this album, the band's fourth, is widely considered to be its greatest.
It's an opinion held strongly by critics and fans alike, and — most likely — by the Melbourne musicians who are taking to the stage this August to celebrate the album.
Taking place at Richmond's Corner Hotel on Saturday, August 11, So This Is...A Death Cab for Cutie Party will be a tribute to Transatlanticism and the band who you used to listened to — moodily, in the dark — at least five dozen times after a break up.
Incorporating songs from the band's other albums as well, the Melbourne artists stepping into the fray to cover Death Cab (forming a band of rotating singers) will include JP Klipspringer, JMS Harrison, Lauren Perkins, Emma Heeley, Sean Sully and Daniel Boca Vista, among others.
If singing your heart out with dozens of other strangers who are having the same nostalgic feely feels as you sounds right up your alley, then this night is yours.