Death Cab For Cutie

Kimbra's "Settle Down" video

Kimbra’s “Settle Down” video

“Love” can make you toss pride aside and do/say some pretty crazy things. This often sounds much better sonically than it looks, though. Think about it, if Robyn was really dancing alone in the corner of a club in an attempt to catch her old beau making out with his new love it would be pretty pathetic. But, when this concept is put to music it turns into a relatable tune filled with heartbreak and desperation.

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Death Cab For Cutie’s Transatlanticism was released a decade ago this month and the boys are celebrating by re-releasing the album along with the demo version of each song.

Transatlanticism is easily one of my favorite albums, which means songs like “A Lack of Color,” “The Sound of Settling,” “Transatlanticism” and “We Looked Like Giants” are constantly on rotation around my home. The vivid lyrics about youth and the familiar ache of growing pains are unparalleled, so hearing the songs as they were originally recorded is definitely a special treat.

The 10th Anniversary Edition of Transatlanticism will be released on Oct. 29, but NPR is streaming it until then.

You have to listen. If only for the melancholy acoustic version of “The Sound of Settling”

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