by Zolton in New Music on Friday 19 July 2013

What more can be said about Seattle-based indie-rock group Death Cab For Cutie that hasn’t already been written in a hundred Spin articles. The band is now a more than a decade old and still going strong.

Rolling Stone had this to say about their sound: ‘melodic, melancholy songs about feeling both smart and confused, hopelessly romantic but wary of love’. And so it is. We got the inside word on what they’ve been playing on their stereos from guitarist Chris Walla.

10cc / I’m Not In Love
It’s just a phase I’m going through.

Blood Brothers / Nausea Shreds Yr Head
It’s hard to know exactly how to make it in a post-Blood Brothers world. I have great hope for Jaguar Love.

So Many Dynamos / In Every Direction
These guys are good friends from St. Louis, which is our Wakefield, for anyone who cares.

Via Audio / We Can Be Good
As true a story as one can write. Jess Martens nailed this song.

Sloan / In The Movies
Andrew’s songs are often overlooked, which is sad, because they’re usually great. This is one of them.

Emily Haines and the Soft Skeletons / Doctor Blind
Emily Haines may be my favorite modern songwriter and Knives is a gorgeous, narcotic haze of a record.