November 9, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Day 2 Band 11: Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Death Cab for Cutie at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Death Cab for Cutie was a band I was particularly interested in seeing at Riot Fest. For one, I'm a huge fan of the band. Second, it was my first time seeing the band live. Third, it was one of the last shows that Chris Walla was ever going to play with the band. Overall, some pretty significant reasons to be excited.
Death Cab for Cutie at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
When they opened with "I Will Possess Your Heart", I was in heaven. It's one of my favourite tunes, and it's an awesome opening tune because of the way it builds and builds. They followed it up with a solid set of new and old tunes alike. Of course, with a festival length set, and a back catalogue of the size and scope of Death Cab's, there are going to be favourite songs that you don't get to hear, but I really can't complain.
Death Cab for Cutie at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesDeath Cab for Cutie at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The band sounded great and was full of energy. Overall it was a great show, by a great band, playing a great set. I know I'm looking forward to hearing what they come up with for their next album, due for release next year.
Death Cab for Cutie at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Here are some of my favourite tunes that they played.

"I Will Possess Your Heart" from 2008's Narrow Stairs

"Crooked Teeth" from 2005's Plans

"We Laugh Indoors" from 2002's The Photo Album

"Grapevine Fires" from Narrow Stairs

"You Are A Tourist" from 2011's Codes and Keys

"The New Year" one of my all-time favourite DCfC tunes from one of my all-time favourite albums, 2003's Transatlanticism

"Cath..." from Narrow Stairs

"Soul Meets Body" from Plans

And the fantastic closer "The Sound of Settling" from Transatlanticism
Death Cab for Cutie at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Death Cab for Cutie at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

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