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Death Cab for Cutie: The Open Door EP

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Death Cab for Cutie: <em>The Open Door</em> EP

"Little Bribes" throws the doors wide with Chris Walla's blues-fueled licks that alternatively melt into reverb and dance off in detailed frets. Gibbard's first line, "The Eiffel Tower built to smaller scale, the freshest oxygen I ever inhaled," floats atop the scorching riffs. While Narrow Stairs began with descent ("I descended a dusty gravel ridge"), The Open Door begins atop a tower.