Tuned In: Death Cab For Cutie Get Emotional With “You Are A Tourist”

by (@kat_george)

Death Cab For Cutie took to the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live and it was a resounding “Awww, big cuddle!” from us to the newly single Ben Gibbard (give us a call, yeah?). From their latest album Codes And Keys, Death Cab played “You Are A Tourist” (above) and “Underneath the Sycamore” (after the jump). In the truest, most emotionally sentimental yet frank lyricism that Death Cab has adopted as their niche, “You Are A Tourist” has all the floating whimsy and grand cavernousness of “Expo 86″ and “Marching Bands Of Manhattan.” With a certain soaring hopefulness beset with often gnarly or despairing lyrics, Death Cab have the Robyn thing (happy sadness) down pat.

Elsewhere in late night…

The Late Show With David Letterman: Wild Flag, “Romance”
Conan O’Brien: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, “AKA… What a Life”
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Lenny Kravitz, “Black & White America”