Death Cab for Cutie have been among the most prolific indie rock bands of the last two decades. Frontman Ben Gibbard originally started as a solo act in Bellingham, Washington, but expanded it into a band upon signing a record deal. Coming up in the 90’s near Seattle, heavy influences of grunge can be heard in Gibbard’s vocal delivery and guitar riffs.
This summer, the band has been busy with the release of their ninth studio album, Thank You for Today, and has a tour coming up in September. One of the most rememberable moments on the album is the lead single, Gold Rush, which borrows the groove from Yoko Ono‘s Mindtrain. This song is a lament by Gibbard over the recent gentrification and dramatic change in environment of his hometown city, Seattle. Watch the song’s music video below.
Written by: Faiz Haque