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Death Cab For Cutie
The Band: DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
The Release: 'THE NEW YEAR'
The Format: LIMITED EDITION 7" & CDS
The Label: fierce panda records
The Catalogue Number: NING 149 / NING 149CD
The Release Date: FEBRUARY 16TH 2004

UK TOUR:

February
sat 7th Oxford Zodiac
sun 8th Bristol Fleece
mon 9th Manchester University
tue 10th Edinburgh Venue
wed 11th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
thu 12th London ULU

** DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE are from Seattle, USA. They consist of Ben Gibbard
(vocals/guitar), Chris Walla (guitar), Nick Harmer (bass) and new boy Jason
McGerr (drums). They are what is now uncommonly referred to as an
'underground sensation'.

** 'The New Year' is the first single to be taken from DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE's
highly acclaimed fourth album, 'Transatlanticism'. A heady brew of seething
guitars, resplendent melodies and Ben Gibbard's startlingly inventive
lyrics, 'The New Year' is cannily being launched upon an entirely suspecting
public in - ha - The New Year.

** 'Transatlanticism' was released on fierce panda in October 2003 and
received praise from grown-up writers at Uncut, Mojo, The Sunday Times, Bang
and Kerrang!, right through to the alternative press (Comes With A Smile,
Big Cheese, Careless Talk Costs Lives, Logo). It also finally brought
everyone up to date with the DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE story, being released
simultaneously on US indie label Barsuk, longterm home for the band in the
face of constant A&R interest which has seen the band shift over 200,000
units Stateside on a wave of absolute adoration from the US underground.

**Having focussed their attentions on various other projects in 2003 -
notably Ben Gibbard's highly acclaimed contribution to THE POSTAL SERVICE
project and Chris Walla's production duties with Hot Hot Heat -
'Transatlanticism' not only caught the band on fine, frazzled musical form,
but it saw DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE nudge into the US mainstream: fuelled by a 53
date Stateside tour, last month saw the quartet celebrate the Billboard Top
100 success of the album with three sell-out shows at CMJ in New York.

"A record of rare beauty and poise" 4/5 Uncut
"Truly emotive rock played with awe inspiring conviction" Time Out
"Dreamy and lovelorn in places, but epic, gritty and twisted in others" 4/5
Kerrang!
"Not content with releasing one of this yearıs better records, his side
project the Postal Serviceıs Give Up, Death Cabıs Ben Gibbard also helms his
regular bandıs best album yet" Sunday Times
"In the hipster world of jaded writers, itıs easy to lose sight of what
really matters: music that is meaningful, diverse and real. Hereıs a giant
serving of it" 4/5 The Fly
"Even better than ŒThe Photo Albumı and approaching perfection. Album of the
year, at the very least" Comes With A Smile
"Death Cab have a gift for compressing the depth of character and dramatic
sweep one might expect from a well composed short story into the space of a
three minute jangle." Mojo

www.fiercepanda.co.uk

For further info please call: Vanessa, Johnny or Tones at Triad
Publicity
tel: 020 7436 7600 fax: 020 7436 7601 email: info@triadpublicity.co.uk

 30-01-04  2:24 pm
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