“Song for Kelly Huckaby” –
The Forbidden Love EP marked the band's first big indie pop hit in "Photobooth," which is still shouted out at nearly every of their concerts. But their somber, reflective side comprised the rest of the EP, the best example being "Song for Kelly Huckaby," which is sometimes mislabeled "California."
Death Cab for Cutie have had a career for roughly 10 years now – but have only spent the most recent three or four under the spotlight, with some dramatic highs and lows, including being the subject of a documentary, signing to a major label and being nominated for a Grammy. The lows have been more a matter of timing and cliché than anything, with the band rising to its heights alongside other indie acts, and seeing the backlash that happens any time a small band makes it big. Frequently pestered for attracting a large teen audience, for breaking through on a cheesy television show (“The O.C.”), and for sappy lyrics (hey, it’s not their fault that they went major at the same time that their lead singer fell in love!), the band has had its share of insults and stereotypes thrown its way as a repercussion of its newfound fame. These 19 tracks should serve as a path through the many sides of this Seattle-bred success story: the bitterness, the love, the lo-fi, the hi-fi, the weird and the beautiful.
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“Temporary Life” –
A compelling song for two reasons – firstly, it marked the beginning of the band’s political aggressiveness during 2004 (this compilation raised money for progressive organizations, and the band later printed pro-Democrat shirts), and secondly, it’s closer to Death Cab’s earlier work than anything from Transatlanticism.