BY: JOEY REAMS
Seattle indie-rock favorites Death Cab for Cutie have released a new live album called Live at the Showbox, available for 24 hours via Bandcamp. A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), which helps music venues that have been affected by the pandemic, including Seattle’s Showbox. The 17-song album was recorded across three nights at this music venue in Feb. 2020, right before the pandemic closed music venues. This is the second attempt Death Cab for Cutie has made at saving The Showbox, the first being in 2018 alongside fellow Seattle musicians Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff McKagen of Guns N’ Roses, and Macklemore. An official release of the record will drop later this year. Until then, check out “A Movie Script Ending” below.
“Like so many other artists, we expected to play a lot of shows in 2020,” Death Cab for Cutie said in a statement. “To gear up for the year ahead, we decided to warm up by playing an intimate, three-night stand at a venue that’s near and dear to our hearts—the Showbox in Seattle. Well, 2020 didn’t quite turn out as we had planned—but happily those three magical nights last February did, and we’re glad to say that we had them recorded.”
Buy the digital album here.