Monday, August 3, 2009

It Was Only a Matter of Time

Hi! Remember when I wrote a blog post, accidentally deleted it, wrote this, and then found out I hadn't deleted it? That was fun.

When Death Cab for Cutie's Narrow Stairs came out in 2008, I had mixed feelings about it. It was okay, but nothing really blew me away. I thought they were capable of much better stuff and actually We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes is still my favorite DCFC album. But it's been a year since Narrow Stairs came out and I've obvs had more time to listen to it. It's really grown on me, especially Grapevine Fires, which turns out to be a really beautiful, sad, peaceful song. The vid is also really good and if you're not sure if you like the song, maybe you should listen to it for a year before deciding.

Also has anyone heard their latest EP and would like to share their thoughts and feelings?

[death cab for cutie - grapevine fires]


Lucia said...

I was really excited about Narrow Stairs until I saw an interview with Ben Gibbard where he sounded so self-indulgent and arrogant that I wanted to punch him in the face. I hated it when it came out, but it has grown on me since. I like Grapevine Fires too.

Coincidentally, I have been listening repeatedly to "My Mirror Speaks" off The Open Door EP. I like it. I haven't really got into the other tracks though.

saint modesto said...

Narrow Stairs has grown on me, but I really hope their next album is better. Just sayin'.

I haven't heard any songs from the EP, that's why I was asking. I'll go check it out.

Lucia said...

Me too. I like their old stuff, I like Plans, I don't know where it all went wrong. I find "Your New Twin Sized Bed" lyrically laughable.

Yeah, sorry, I need to articulate (or internet version of articulate) better! My thoughts and feelings are generally mixed, but mostly positive. More positive than those regarding Narrow Stairs, less positive than those regarding previous Death Carb. That typo is funny enough to stay. Argh!