the guy who said they were emo then posted lots of lyrics which proved him immediately wrong. Emo as a music genre is about writing music about how hard and bad life is, generally termed 'whinger music' or 'bitch rock.' DCFC is, essentially, a celebration of the beauties of life, held together by fantastic melodies that thrust it directly into the 'indie' genre; if your so image-obsessed so as to start making allegiances, please dont take DCFC! just appreciate it as what it is - indie rock. and fantastic indie rock at that.
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.
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.
The Sound of Settling is Death Cab at it's worst. I hate that song.