It’s been eight years since Seattle’s Death Cab For Cutie filled another slot on the shelves of indie-rock’s library of classics with their addictively melodramatic 2003 release Transatlanticism. And although the effort was actually the group’s fourth LP, it marked the band’s inauguration into the world of commercial success—taking advantage of Ben Gibbard’s emotional vocals and deeply personal songwriting that, for years, has managed to make the lonely and indecisive seem cool.
In total, the Death Cab discography contains seven releases including the group’s newest effort, Codes and Keys, which is currently streaming on NPR. Each record relies heavily on Gibbard’s lyricism, so it seems appropriate that the group will be featured on an episode of VH1’s popular series _Storytellers which encourages its featured artists to explore the meaning behind their most popular tracks.
The episode is set to premiere on VH1 and VH1.com tonight at 11 p.m. ET, but you can catch a sneak preview below.