Formed in 1997, Death Cab for Cutie’s rise from small-time solo project to Grammy-nominated rock band is one of indie rock’s greatest success stories. Comprising Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, Dave Depper, and Zac Rae, Death Cab for Cutie rose to become one of the most definitive indie bands of all time with their emotive songwriting and distinctive melodies layered with rich, wistful vocal tones. They have been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for 2015’s Kintsugi.
Thank You for Today is the sound of Death Cab for Cutie expanding and refining its sound, a band twenty years into its evolution. The Seattle band’s ninth studio album, recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rich Costey in late 2017 and early 2018, stands alongside classic Death Cab for Cutie albums – including their 1998 debut Something About Airplanes and 2003’s masterful Transatlanticism – as a definitive collection, with ten tracks that are by turns beautiful and dynamic, darkly anthemic and bittersweet.