Death Cab for Cutie Information
DCFC began as a solo project of lead singer Ben Gibbard while he was the guitarist of the band, Pinwheel in Bellingham, WA. Death Cab for Cutie band title came from a Bonzo Dog Doo Dah song off their 1967 album, Gorilla. Gibbard soon went to recruit electric guitarist Christopher Walla, bassist, Nicole Harmer, and drummer Nathan Good. Together the band released their first album, Something About Airplanes summer of 1998. The album received favorable reviews from the independent music scene. But it wasn't until the 2003 release of Transatlanticism did the band receiving critical praise on a grand scale. The album sold 225,000 copies and gained popularity after appearing on several soundtracks including the soundtrack of popular television series' The O.C. and Six Feet Under and movie soundtracks The Wedding Crashers and Mean Creek. Then band also has a live version of their song, "Photobooth" on the soundtrack of XBOX 360 game, "Project Gotham Racing 3".