An indie band formed in the late 1990's, Death Cab For Cutie got its name from a band known as the Bonzos. Its lead singer is Ben Gibbard, who primarily writes lyrics for multiple bands, including the Postal Service. Many people mistake Death Cab For Cutie as an emo band, mainly because of their name and their emotional lyrics. However, their lyrics are more creative and deep than emo gets, and is characterized by emotional thought rather than pure emotions alone. Their sounds are quite diverse, ranging from a pop rock sound to a soft rock sound, but most of their songs cannot be categorized easily (i.e. "President of What" or "Two Cars")

Their only negative side is that they apparently support veganism and animal rights... Damn them!
Arrogant Moron: Ugh, Death Cab For Cutie is just a stupid emo band... They're such pussies!
Guy: If you'd just read their lyrics-
Arrogant Moron: I mean their name says it all! No one names themselves after the shutting down of the heart and brain, taxis, and adorable things without being emo!
Guy: Have you even listened to-
Arrogant Moron: And Ben Gibbard's glasses-
by Gray Spartan November 24, 2007
A clever-poppy all male band that produces marvellous music but unfortunately is subjected to catogorizations such as "emo".
"Death Cab For Cutie is an awesome band that needs no lame label"
by Jaimie May 17, 2004
A wonderful young group singed by Barsuk records from the indie-rock homeland of Washington State. Name came from a psychedlic song from the 60's.

Not emo. Unfortunately, if you write lyrics that are borderline depressing you get labeled "emo" when their music is more in line with other bands of that areas like Modest Mouse, and even The Shins.

Easily one of the greatest bands today.
Emo? Please. Bright Eyes sounds even less emo these days.
by :) February 25, 2005
A great talented indie rock band that has unfortunately been called an 'emo' band. All the emo rockers that listened to taking back sunday and brand new heard death cab for cutie and loved them. Since emo kids are totally lame and stupid, they started to call death cab 'emo.' death cab for cutie is a pop-indie band, not emo.
Calling death cab for cutie an 'emo' band is like calling slayer a country band.
by Star Scream April 22, 2005
An indie pop quartet out of Bellingham, WA. Whose members include: Christopher Walla, Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Micheal Schorr. Formed in 1997. Albums: Something About Airplanes(99), We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes(00), The Photo Album(01), Transatlanticism(03). Their name was taken from The Beatles film Yellow Submarine.
On an episode of The O.C. Seth is so caught up with working on his comic book that he has to miss his favorite band, Death Cab For Cutie, play in town that night.
by jeanerooski May 02, 2005
An AMAZING band that should be commended for their awesome melodic tunes and beautiful lyrical talent.
Seeing them live was easily the best concert I have ever been to. They sound exactly the same as they do recorded, and 4 weeks later, I am still in awe of their remarkable talent. I will always always love Death Cab.
My favourite songs for newcomers who would like to download some Death Cab For Cutie ; I Was A Kaleidoscope, Styrofoam Plates, Passenger Seat, Blacking Out The Friction, Expo '86, Hindsight, Company Calls, What Sarah Said and I Will Follow You Into The Dark.
The Sound of Settling is Death Cab at it's worst. I hate that song.
by Elyse :) August 14, 2006
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