Death Cab for Cutie Directions

Designed as a companion piece to last year’s Plans CD, this DVD features videos for each of the 11 songs, much like Sonic Youth did with Goo back in 1990. While the concept is honourable, it’s executed rather poorly, offering promos that have little to do with the songs and even less with the absent band. None of the videos — which range from animated to live action — are jaw-droppingly good, leaving this idea as one that will only draw the serious Death Cab completists. Plus: interview, directors’ statements and profiles, original videos. (Atlantic)