If you’re into Death Cab for Cutie, you may want to check out the book Death Cab for Cutie by Autumn de Wilde. Not only does de Wilde include many of her photographs taken of the band during various shows, tracking, or doing whatever (over 200 photos), but she makes sure that it is more than a “picture book”. The book starts out with Death Cab’s record contract, displaying that the band will reveal their true selves throughout de Wilde’s book. As the book continues, there are a variety of interviews that de Wilde leads with the band. The reader is able to gain a better knowledge of each member’s past and how they came together to form Death Cab for Cutie. In between the interviews/conversations, you will flip through many photographs of the band. The cool thing about the photos are that they are mostly candid, giving the reader a real impression of the men behind the instruments. Death Cab talks about their difficult recording process regarding their album Plans, how the environment at Long View Farm Studios in Massachusetts was vastly different from LA, and how the band tried to isolate themselves from the rest of society to put their best effort into recording their songs for Plans . They also discuss other aspects of their band such as making the move from traveling in a van to a bus and how difficult it is for everyone to always be on the same page.
This would be a perfect gift to give a Death Cab for Cutie fan, or to purchase if you are a fan of the band yourself. It’s cool looking through the photos and realizing how the band members changed physically over the years, but it’s also interesting to see how Death Cab has progressed from when the book was written to present day, especially after releasing their album Codes And Keys.