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Format: CD
Sku: 221156972
UPC: 075678827044
UPC 14: 00075678827044
Release Date: 5/31/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Home is a Fire ~ Death Cab for Cutie
2. Codes and Keys ~ Death Cab for Cutie
3. Some Boys ~ Death Cab for Cutie
4. Doors Unlocked and Open ~ Death Cab for Cutie
5. You Are a Tourist ~ Death Cab for Cutie
6. Unobstructed Views ~ Death Cab for Cutie
7. Monday Morning ~ Death Cab for Cutie
8. Portable Television ~ Death Cab for Cutie
9. Underneath the Sycamore ~ Death Cab for Cutie
10. St. Peter's Cathedral ~ Death Cab for Cutie
11. Stay Young, Go Dancing ~ Death Cab for Cutie

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Alan Moulder.
Muze PNote Recording information: Avast Recording, Seattle, WA; Bridge Street Recorders, North Hollywood, CA; Jackpot! Recording, Portland, OR; London Bridge, Seattle, WA; Sound City, Van Nuys, CA; The Warehouse, Vancouver, BC; Tiny Telephone, San Francisco, CA; Two Sticks Audio, Seattle, WA.
Muze PNote Photographers: Nicholas Harmer; Storey Elementary.
Muze PNote Released after a three-year lull -- the longest studio hiatus in Death Cab history -- Codes and Keys follows 2008's Narrow Stairs with a batch of pop songs that relies less on the guitar and more on atmospheric, melodic textures.

Producer: Chris Walla

Engineer: Beau Sorenson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Six Feet Under, Volume 2-Everything Ends
Muze Music Compilations Stubbs The Zombie:soundtrack
Muze Music Compilations Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band
Muze Music Compilations Late Great Daniel Johnston:discovered
Muze Music Compilations Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Twilight: New Moon

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/30/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7567882704
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075678827044

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.72)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese are resplendent songs, the sound of a sad-sack acquiescing that life might be pretty awesome after all."

Spin (p.98)
- "Gibbard mostly dispenses with his trademark jitters, leaning into Death Cab's tuneful guitar-band thrum with a confidence that eventually sells CODES AND KEYS' moments of eager-beaver optimism."

Entertainment Weekly (p.111)
- "The album's centerpiece, the breathtaking 'St. Peter's Cathedral, 'builds gradually on an echoing Eno-esque guitar and great waves of organ buzz..."

Alternative Press (p.108)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his quietly experimental album ends up being Death Cab For Cutie's great leap forward -- an achievement of pop formalism wrapped inside a beautiful cacophony."

CMJ - "This is Ben Gibbard's album....A neat production trick for CODES AND KEYS is employed on his voice -- it is moved back and forth in the mix repeatedly, creating a filter-like effect that combines with some of the best lyrics the band has written."

Billboard (p.52)
- "[T]he subtle experimentation within the set provides a welcome new flavor....The standout cut 'Some Boys' manages to emit a darker, eerie vibe without any maudlin emo."

Paste (magazine)
- "Throughout the back half of the album their trademark emotion, omnipresent throughout their oeuvre, seems self-assured, backed by a fuller and more confident sound."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Death Cab For Cutie
Product attributeLabel:   Atlantic/q Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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