New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Death Cab For Cutie's Nick Harmer

Posted by Amoebite, July 29, 2015 06:11pm | Post a Comment

Nick Harmer of Death Cab For Cutie

Originally a solo project of guitarist/pianist/vocalist Ben Gibbard, indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugiformed in Bellingham, WA in 1997. The band's debut, Something About Airplanes, followed in 1998, with their sophomore release, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, appearing two years later. 2003's Transatlanticism saw the band achieving further success, with singles from the album receiving screen time on The O.C., Six Feet Under, Californication and CSI: Miami, as well as films Easy A and Wedding Crashers. In 2005, Death Cab made their major label debut with the Atlantic Records release Plans. Three years later, the band released Narrow Stairs, which would see them receive a Grammy nomination for the track "I Will Possess Your Heart." Codes and Keys hit stores in 2011, and in 2014 the band became a three-piece, consisting of Gibbard plus bassist Nick Harmer and drummer Jason McGerr. Death Cab released their eighth studio album, Kintsugi, in spring 2015.

In support of the band's album, Kintsugi, Death Cab For Cutie performed a special in-store at Amoeba Hollywood. Excited fans patiently waited in a line stretching past the store in what was easily a two block radius. Fans filled our aisles from front to back and doors were shut for a rare "sold out" show. Death Cab ran through new songs and delighted listeners with a couple of fan favorites. Bassist Nick Harmer sat down with our "What's In My Bag?" camera crew and shared what he found digging around the store. Nick picks up Black Messiah by D'Angelo calling it "an instant classic." He follows that up with Courtney Barnett's Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit on orange vinyl, an album which he says hit him right "in the college radio gut." Nick also talks about using "sad jazz" as an entry point into jazz. Watch the full episode below to see all of his picks:  

Death Cab For Cutie - What's in My Bag?
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More photos from Death Cab's in-store performance at Amoeba Hollywood.

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