Sunday, July 24, 2011

When There's A Burning In Your Heart...

If you feel like a tourist in the city where you were born....

Summery musings in the lyrics of today's Song/Video of the Week, 'You Are A Tourist,' the latest by a Very Important Group: indie pop-rock stalwarts Death Cab For Cutie.

Don't let their name scare you! DCFC, a quartet hailing from Washington state, are mellow and melodic, with lyrics that are clever, imaginative, and incisive.

Bandleader Ben Gibbard recently married singer/actress Zoey Deschannel (herself an SOTW alumna via duo She & Him), which seems to have to cheered him up substantially...

Before we video-walk through DCFC's impressive career, watch the clip for this week's song, 'You Are A Tourist is their latest, and it's subtle but infectious..

Here's the wonderful clip for 'I Will Possess You Heart..'

DCFC's last album had two wonderful singles, 'Soul Meets Body' and 'Crooked Teeth,' the latter imagery refers to a skyline... First, 'Soul'...

Now, 'Crooked...'

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