​Death Cab for Cutie Release Their First-Ever Live Performance, Hint at New Album

​Death Cab for Cutie Release Their First-Ever Live Performance, Hint at New Album
Long-running indie rock unit Death Cab for Cutie may have shuffled their lineup around the release of 2015's Kintsugi, but they're looking back on the band's earliest formation with a new live release.
 
The group have shared a recording of the first-ever Death Cab for Cutie show, recorded on a dictaphone at the Pacer House in Bellingham, WA, on November 22, 1997. According to a description from bandleader Ben Gibbard, there were about 25 people in attendance to witness the acoustic performance.
 
The set featured songs that would go on to appear on Death Cab's You Can Play These Songs with Chords demos and their 1998 debut Something About Airplanes.
 
The live recording is now available to stream via Bandcamp, and can be purchased for $4 (with proceeds going to Seattle non-profit the Aurora Commons). Check it out below.
 
That's not the only exciting Death Cab-related news, though. Late last week, the band revealed that they are working on their ninth studio album. Details about the LP are still incredibly scarce, other than an expected release in 2018.