One of the videos for Death Cab For Cutie's "Gold Rush."

NMF ’19 Interviews: Death Cab For Cutie

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Death Cab For Cutie exists in a peculiar spot. The Portland based indie rockers are symbolic of millennial nostalgia — their 2003 release, Transatlanticism, being formative to more than a few angsty teenagers — yet they are also a dynamic, ever-changing outfit, continually challenging and changing their sound throughout the entirety of their nearly double decade career.

Last year the group released Thank You For Today, a critically acclaimed record that sports a sample of Yoko Ono’s “Mind Train” (a 17-minute whopper from her 1971 album Fly,) on its leading single, “Gold Rush.” Fresh off of that output, the band is playing the 2019 Nelsonville Music Festival, performing as the Saturday night headliner, to be exact.

WOUB spoke to bassist Nick Harmer about the making of the new album, working with Rich Costey (Muse, Interpol), and the seemingly “Bittersweet Symphony” (1997 super-hit by The Verve,) informed video for that leading single, in the interview embedded above.