Thursday, June 25, 2009

Death Cab For Fiver 7" on ebay

Back in 2000, our own Dave Woody of Tigers Can Bite You was leading a band called Fiver. That summer, Fiver embarked on a tour with a then unknown Death Cab For Cutie. "That was a blast," Woody remembers. "Two young bands, both out on their first US tours just driving across country and having fun. Some shows were great, some shows were terrible but it was all an adventure."

Woody continues, "When we got back to California we all stayed at our house in Modesto and decided to record the Death Cab for Fiver 7"."

Note that this was not a split 7" with each band contributing a track, but instead two collaborations between the two bands. Hence, the artist name becoming Death Cab For Fiver.

Woody adds, "We set up the Studio in my bedroom and recorded all night. It was summer in Modesto, and the house had no air conditioning. It must have been about 110 degrees in that room. Just awful, but we were all having such a great time that the heat just added to the delirium."

Limited to 500 copies, this release from Barsuk and Devil in the Woods is (I believe) about the rarest piece of Death Cab memorabilia you can find. There is currently one on ebay right now going for $98. If you've got a few to spare, this is a cool collector's item.

Note: Our own Sean Duncan of Kid Mud would later join Fiver after the recording of this 7". Though not present on the tracks, Duncan does inform us that he was playing a Star Wars game on Nintendo 64 in the other room while recording was taking place.

Death Cab For Cutie - "For What Reason" (mp3)
Death Cab For Cutie - "Champagne From a Paper Cup" (mp3)
Death Cab For Cutie - "Song For Kelly Huckaby" (mp3)
Fiver -"Let it All Fall Down" (mp3)
Fiver - "They Hardly Know" (mp3)
Tigers Can Bite You - "Hawks" (mp3)
Kid Mud - "Federated" (mp3)

1 comment:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The Nintendo 64 information is of course what is driving the price of these vinyls through the roof!