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DCFC @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ruan Muir)
Death Cab For Cutie @ Coachella

Death Cab for Cutie were the live wires on this week's album chart, debuting on top with 144,000 units sold for their seventh full-length album, Narrow Stairs. That's a broad step up from the 90,000 that their last album, Plans, opened with in 2005. In retrospect, releasing an eight-and-a-half-minute single ('I Will Possess Your Heart') doesn't seem like such a disastrous move after all, does it? [EW Hollywood Insider]
Last night's Kimmel performance below...

DCFC on Kimmel - May 22, 2008

they also played Letterman recently.

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Comments (36)

The pool show is going to be the biggest Hollisterfest ever.

Puke.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:03 PM

yes, always a good thing to judge people by what they wear.

Posted by nick | May 23, 2008 1:09 PM

i used to love them so much. now, not so much.

Posted by des | May 23, 2008 1:10 PM

hey, if the shoe fits...

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:10 PM

hollister and a&f are lame, lame, lame... but should we turn away from a band that was legitimately obscure for a decade just because the tools got in on the act now? especially if we still like the music?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:13 PM

this band never sucks live, godspeed DCFC

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:14 PM

@ Anon 1:13. That's the hipster way.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:17 PM

"this band never sucks live, godspeed DCFC"

nah braaa, theyre kinda boring live

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:18 PM

say what you will about the new album, Cath is one of the best songs they ever wrote.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:18 PM

Agree with 1:18. Bring on the hate but I'll never stop loving them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:25 PM

Love the band. Love them live. Barely tolerate their new fans.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:26 PM

I never could 'get' them, but I do love this new song. Does that make a tool?

Posted by greg | May 23, 2008 1:26 PM

at least they're not Coldplay

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:28 PM

@ Anon 1:13. That's the hipster way.

kind of, but they like them behind closed doors when writing their diaries and eating myspace dick but publicly denounce them

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:29 PM

good for them. i've never listened to this band but it's really cool to see "one of us" getting their due.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:33 PM

the artwork on this album totally turned me off.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 1:37 PM

the album is very uneven. some songs are great though...cath, possess your heart, pity & fear. no sunlight is un-listen-to-able.

Posted by grace6697 | May 23, 2008 1:40 PM

Velveteen does the old DCFC much better than DCFC does.

I don't want Walla tinkering with tablas and sitars -- I want the old DC back.

Posted by we have the facts | May 23, 2008 2:41 PM

I want Why You'd Want to Live Here Part Deux - DCFC go to Williamsburg

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 3:03 PM

It's so weird to watch this band get bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger over the past ten years. So weird. Like only a few kids at my college knew them and now 13 year olds are listening to them

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 3:16 PM

i feel the same as greg. am i a tool for liking the new song more than anything else i've heard of theirs?

Posted by peter n | May 23, 2008 3:34 PM

I haven't heard the new song. If you like it, you like it. So what if they've gotten huge now. Personally, I fondly remember the days of 99-00 listening to We Have the Facts and SOmething About Airplanes

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 3:47 PM

new albums sucks ass!
the first half of that new 8 min song is just instrumental, repeating the same simple verse over and over.

i say enough with DCFC and bring back postal service.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 4:40 PM

Can't wait to see the DCFC show on the Real World Brooklyn, brah!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 4:46 PM

not only do they sing like pussies, these guys also look like pussies.

keep your plaid attire out of brooklyn. that shit ain't poppin.

Posted by god below | May 23, 2008 4:54 PM

Shut up all of you and stop taking it personally when a band you used to love finds more mainstream success. They're the same band they were 6 years ago. And I agree - Cath is a damn fine song.

Fuck off. And happy memorial day.

Posted by jc | May 23, 2008 5:09 PM

dcfc = the most boring band to see live..even for free!

oh how ironic (and cute) gibbard looks while beating the elctronic drum with a single drumstick

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 5:50 PM

i think jack johnson is opening for them. cant wait to hear this album in american eagle!

Posted by sam champion | May 23, 2008 7:25 PM

Personally, I wish they could go back to 2005, 2006, when they were too big for Carson, too small for Letterman, and just right for Conan. Plans was their debut album, no?

Posted by Anonymouse | May 23, 2008 10:21 PM

"Plans was their debut album, no?"

Are you wearing Hollister right now?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 10:58 PM

Only saw them once, during the Death and Dismemberment tour, and I thought they were great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2008 11:02 PM

Seriously, we should save all our hate for Metallica: they've earned it.

Posted by greg | May 24, 2008 8:39 AM

That single (the one on the video above) is horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2008 12:31 PM

whats hollister?

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2008 9:37 AM

I saw them on Death and Dismemberment tour also, in Atlanta in like 2002

Posted by j | May 29, 2008 2:44 PM

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