Death Cab For Cutie celebrate 20th anniversary of ‘The Photo Album’ with previously unreleased songs

The reissue will be released on October 29
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Death Cab For Cutie is gearing up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Photo Album with a massive reissue.

What’s included? For starters, the deluxe edition clocks in at 35 tracks and features studio outtakes, demos, previously unreleased tracks, b-sides, and cover songs.

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The 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of The Photo Album is available to pre-order now and will be released on all digital services on October 29.

“I think The Photo Album is pretty excellent,” former guitarist Chris Walla said in a statement. “The demos are especially satisfying to me – they were recorded live to the 8-track over the course of a few days just a week before we started the album proper, and they are a beautiful, buzzing, remarkably confident set of test Polaroids for what the album would become.”

To celebrate the announcement, Death Cab For Cutie shared a demo of the song “Coney Island” that provides an incredible look at the evolution of the record.

“It’s very indicative of the process we were employing at that point, which was to deconstruct something and build it completely back up,” frontman Ben Gibbard said of the song in a statement.

“In that particular case, it made the song a lot more interesting and gave it a nice flavor and a loneliness that sits well on the album.”

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