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Death Cab For Cutie Add 2012 tour dates

Death Cab For Cutie visited the Brooklyn Museum – “one of the more unique rooms we’ve played” – to film a Live From the Artist Den session in cooperation with SPIN magazine. Check out the performance of “You Are a Tourist” below, and stream a longer preview on Hulu, ahead of the episode’s national television premiere on February 17th, 2012.

Death Cab also expanded upon their previously announced tour dates, with extra shows added in Brooklyn and Oakland. Tickets are available for all but the Chicago date, which go on sale this Saturday.

4/10 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House ^
4/11 – Omaha, NE @ Omaha Music Hall ^
4/13 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace ^
4/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Covenant Fine Arts Center ^
4/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre ^
4/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre ^
4/19 –…

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Death Cab For Cutie [2012 Tour Dates]

Posted: January 19, 2012 in News
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Can’t wait for the Oakland show!

Death Cab For Cutie will tour North America in 2012.

Death Cab for Cutie has announced 2012 North American tour dates, with Youth Lagoon hopping on to support the latter half of the tour. This tour truly looks like an attempt to do something special with his road time: Death Cab will be joined by the Magik*Magik Orchestra (who did the string arrangements on their latest Grammy-nominated album, Codes and Keys) to play intimate shows in historic theaters, opera houses and churches around the country. They’ll also join Austin City Limits lore in early May.

Presale tickets will be offered to members of the official DCFC fan club on 1/20/12 at 12pm local venue time. Tickets open up to the public a week later on January 27th. Either group will be able to add a tour-exclusive merch bundle to their ticket order. DCFC Enhanced Merch Bundle includes:

1 Premium Seat Ticket in the first 15 rows
1 Limited Edition…

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Love Femi Kuti and his father’s work.

Femi Kuti plays "Africa for Africa" for La Blogotheque.

We’ve been keeping our watchful eye on the Grammys, because for every snub (Kanye’sMBDTF??) and bunk nomination (Bruno Mars??), there are stories of well-deserved recognition that straight up warm our hearts. For his underdog Album of the Year nomination, Bon Iver becomes this year’s Arcade Fire, right down to the hilarious reaction blog that pays homage to the original.

On a more serious, less Internet-A.D.D.-related note: we’re also stoked on Femi Kuti’sAfrica for Africa, nominated for best world music album at the 2012 Grammys. Femi carries the torch for his father, Fela Kuti, an innovator and a figurehead for Afrobeat music as well as a dedicated political activist. We were recently directed toward this excellent performance of “Africa for Africa,” filmed by La Blogotheque on a rooftop in Paris. It’s an excellent introduction to Femi’s passionate approach to politics in…

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Take On Me” was directed by Steve Barron, who took on A-ha‘s music video project soon after filming “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson and “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits. One of my favorite music videos, “Take On Me” was innovative for it’s time due to its use of rotoscoping, or using the combination of pencil-sketch animation and live action whereby real footage is traced over. “Take On Me” wasn’t just groundbreaking in its style, but it also had a cool little artistic storyline. A girl sitting in the café reading a comic book literally get’s dragged into a dangerous motorcycle race and becomes part of the story. A cute little side note – the girl was actually lead singer Morten Harket‘s girlfriend at the time.

Enjoy the ride: