Music to possess your heart
Four years on from their sold-out Sydney Opera House debut, Seattle’s influential indie-rock luminaries Death Cab for Cutie will return for two special Concert Hall performances. The veteran musicians will perform their recent ninth studio album Thank You for Today alongside their impressive back-catalogue of hits.
Their first studio album in three years, Thank You for Today delivers a fresh Death Cab for Cutie sound, from shimmering, propulsive tracks like 'I Dreamt We Spoke Again' and 'Summer Years' to frontman Ben Gibbard’s lauded introspective and confessional lyrics in 'Autumn Love'.
Together with new members – guitarist Dave Depper and keyboardist Zac Rae – Gibbard, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr have pushed their music in new directions, further experimenting with pop production techniques and sampling Yoko Ono’s 1972 track 'Mind Train' in the album’s lead single 'Gold Rush'. The result is an anthemic, life-affirming album that “marks the stirring opening of a new chapter in this band’s already storied history” (DIY).
After forming in 1997, the Washington State locals were propelled from the DYI indie music scene into pop culture history in 2003 when their generation-defining fourth album Transatlanticism and Grammy-nominated fifth album Plans (2005) were used to soundtrack popular US television drama The O.C.. Dominating the early ‘emo’ scene in the era of CDs and iPods, Death Cab’s melancholic tracks like 'A Lack of Colour' and 'I Will Follow You into the Dark' introduced adolescents the world over to the expressive power of indie music.
Sure to comfort and break your heart all at once, experience Death Cab's timeless catalogue interspersed with stunning new music in the beautiful surrounds of the Concert Hall this March.
Presented by Sydney Opera House.