Not going to lie. I was not a fan of of Death Cab's last two albums Narrow Stairs and Plans. I listened to Plans a couple times and just got so turned off that I barely made an effort to listen when Narrow Stairs came out.... which I still have not listened to all the way through.
Yet I still claim that DCFC as one of my top ten bands. But when I think of them, I think of the older albums of prominent electric guitar strums, a basic hollow drum with light symbols clashing and sometimes the sounds of an organ or keyboard. I think of You Can Play These Songs with Chords and Something About Airplanes and The Photo Album. I think of We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes and I think of Transatlanticism.
I realize that their music is evolving, but I am sad and in denial about their direction. However, they have a new album on the way, to redeem themselves. There is no denying that Ben's relationship and engagement to Zooey Deschanel hasn't had an influence in this album, "The Open Door". I have included a link to a peek into this album and you can decide for yourself how you like it. It definitely is upbeat. I can't wait to hear the EP as a whole. It is expected to release March 31st.
Posted by Gennifer at 3/28/2009