Death Cab for Cutie Celebrate 15 Years of 'Plans' with 'Directions' Visual Album Event
Every song on the record has its own set of visuals, each from a different director
Published Aug 31, 2020Back in 2005, Death Cab for Cutie released their seminal major-label debut, Plans, via Atlantic Records. Its 15th anniversary took place over the weekend (August 30), and to mark the occasion, the band are offering up a special livestream event to celebrate the record.
This Saturday (September 5) at 5 p.m. ET, Death Cab will air their 2006 film titled Directions, a short that features a set of visuals for every song on the record. The livestream event will take place on the band's YouTube channel.
DCFC announced their plans to celebrate Plans earlier today via Twitter.
"We told ourselves that [Plans] was just another album, that now being on Atlantic Records was no big deal, but it was and we knew it," bassist Nick Harmer recalled. "I think that's why we chose the barn studio at Long View Farms in Massachusetts, during winter, to isolate ourselves from the pressure and our fears and just be able to focus on music.
"We weren't expecting getting snowed in and that gave the experience a heaping tablespoon of The Shining, but in the end, we were able to shut out the world and make the album that came from our hearts, a promise to ourselves that no matter what came at us next, we would always remember our music comes first."
In addition to airing the celebratory film, the band have also launched a line of 15th anniversary Plans merchandise. Items are available to pre-order through their webstore now.
See their announcement below.
15 years ago we made our major label debut w/ our fifth studio album Plans.— Death Cab for Cutie (@dcfc) August 31, 2020
To celebrate, we'll be airing Directions, the video album for Plans w/ short films for every song on the record, each done by a different director. Tune in Saturday 9/5 @ 2pm PT: https://t.co/1HTKLmXGdL pic.twitter.com/AgQNk7nY6o