- 23 Nov 17
The recording is currently up on Bandcamp with the download proceeds going to The Aurora Commons NGO in Seattle.
To mark their 20 year anniversary as a band, Death Cab For Cutie (DCFC) have released an unheard recording of their first ever show - an acoustic gig in their friend Trevor Adams' living room.
The 28 minute long recording is up on Bandcamp and stands at four dollars for download. All of the money will go towards Seattle based NGO, The Aurora Commons, which is a community space set up for the homeless.
Ben Gibbard, DCFC's frontman, said of the release:
"This is a recording of the first ever Death Cab For Cutie show. It was made by our friend Trevor Adams on his Dictaphone...in Washington on November 22, 1997. Sprawled across couches and sitting cross-legged on the floor were 25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians. Everyone played acoustic or semi-acoustic with no PA."
"...Trevor made and passed bowl after bowl of microwave popcorn because he was (and I assume still is) a great host...We simply thought it would be fun to play these songs for our friends before moving on to other things".
You can listen to the recording here.