Published Aug 29, 2013It's been 10 years since Death Cab for Cutie delivered their landmark Transatlanticism LP, and the Bellingham, WA-bred band will toast their accomplishment with a deluxe anniversary release.
A press release confirms that Barsuk will issue the Transatlanticism Tenth Anniversary Edition on October 23 on vinyl and as a digital download. While Transatlanticism was included in the band's 2012 vinyl box set, this will be the first pressing of the LP proper in years.
The vinyl edition remains the same as before, but it will also include a digital download code for an 11-song demos set fittingly dubbed Transatlanticism Demos. Never before released, the early versions of the songs are described as "an intimate peek into the landmark album's genesis" and "drastically different from the beloved final studio versions.
To whet your appetite, you can check out a stream of the low-key, beatboxing demo version of "Lightness" down below.
Transatlanticism Demos will also be available in a digital bundle with the original LP, as a separate "low-priced" digital release, and now as a download with the purchase of Death Cab's Barsuk Years vinyl box set.
To further celebrate the set, Death Cab for Cutie will be performing the album as a whole this Sunday (September 1) at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival.
Transatlanticism Tenth Anniversary Edition:
1. The New Year
3. Title and Registration
4. Expo '86
5. The Sound of Settling
6. Tiny Vessels
8. Passenger Seat
9. Death of An Interior Decorator
10. We Looked Like Giants
11. A Lack of Color
12. The New Year (Demo)*
13. Lightness (Demo)*
14. Title and Registration (Demo)*
15. Expo '86 (Demo)*
16. The Sound of Settling (Demo)*
17. Tiny Vessels (Demo)*
18. Transatlanticism (Demo)*
19. Passenger Seat (Demo)*
20. Death of An Interior Decorator (Demo)*
21. We Looked Like Giants (Demo)*
22. A Lack of Color (Demo)*
* Bonus tracks/Transatlanticism Demos