Volume 16, Number 21
March 16, 2010

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Death Cab for Cutie

Damla OkayIndie bands are not known by every music listener. Their songs are not played at radios, and their videos are not shown often by music channels. But here is an exception to that unfortunate rule: Death Cab for Cutie.

In 1967, a song was sung by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band in the Beatles' TV film. The song is called Death Cab for Cutie. After 30 years, 4 guys from Bellingham, Washington decided to found their own band which took their name from this significant song, Death Cab for Cutie. However, it was seen as a solo project of Ben Gibbard in the early years of band. Gibbard expanded the band into a complete project. Their music consists of indie rock/pop, but more emotional and full of feeling  evoked by fascinating lyrics. Death Cab for Cutie has released eight studio albums, many other singles and EPs by now. They like using  alternative instruments in their music that  helps them avoid  repetition of sound.Death Cab for Cutie is not an underground band like many of the others. The most important reason is that their songs are used by many movies and TV shows. Soul Meets Body, Title and Registration, Movie Script Ending, Sound Of Settling and A Lack of Color  were played in one of the best youth TV series, “The OC” and Meet Me On the Equinox from "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" are the best known releases.

Death Cab for Cutie is now on its America tour . Hopefully they will perform more often on this side of the Atlantic in the coming years.

Bilkent Staff
This corner consists of three favorite songs of Bilkent faculty. This week, we asked Dr. Sandy Berkovski, Department of Philosophy. Here are three songs that had an impact on his life:
1) Where Shall I Go?
(S. Korn-Tuer, O. Strock) (folk)
2)  Everybody Knows
(L. Cohen) (pop)
3) Forget Me Not
(A. Ellstein, J. Jacobs) (folk)

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