Death Cab For Cutie has just returned from touring overseas, are getting ready to kick off U.S. tour in April, and have just released a brand new, animated video for "Grapevine Fires" off of 2008's Narrow Stairs. So we figured why not give you a taste of the genius combination of Death Cab's song-writing chops mixed with the skilled animation of Walter Robot -- it's a killer combo.
Walter Robot was provoked to create the new Death Cab video for "Grapevine Fires" after the song was included on the official commemorative CD/DVD set Change is Now: Restoring America's Promise, which celebrates the historic inauguration of President Obama. Inspired by DCFC front man Ben Gibbard and his experience with the infamously dangerous California wildfires two years ago, Robot managed to portray the devastating event through his unique style of animation, but was sill able to capture the sincere optimistic undertones of Gibbard's lyrics throughout the video.
Robot has been praised for his work with on various projects including collaborations with Modest Mouse and Gnarls Barkley, and was even featured at the Sundance Film Festival, so it is no wonder that the merge of the two talented forces created an ingenious piece of work.
Death Cab For Cutie - "Grapevine Fires"
Death Cab For Cutie tour dates
04.07.09 - Upper Derby, PA (Tower Theatre)
04.08.09 - Washington, DC (DAR Constitution Hall)
04.09.09 - Davidson, NC (John Belk Arena/Davidson College)
04.10.09 - Louisville, KY (Louisville Palace)
04.11.09 - Memphis, TN (Orpheum Theatre)
04.12.09 - Tulsa, OK (The Brady Theatre)
04.13.09 - Omaha, NE (Holland Theatre)
04.15.09 - St. Paul, MN (Roy Wilkings Auditorium)
04.17.09 - Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
04.18.09 - East Lansing, MI (Breslin Events Center/Michigan State University)
04.19.09 - Waukesha, WI (Van Male Fieldhouse/Carroll College)
04.22.09 - Bellingham, WA (The Mount Baker Theater)
04.24.09 - Spokane, WA (McCarthey Athletic Center/Gonzaga University)
04.25.09 - Boise, ID (The Morrison Center)
04.27.09 - Sacramento, CA (Memorial Auditorium)
04.29.09 - San Diego, CA (RIMAC Arena/UC San Diego)
05.01.09 - Austin, TX (Austin Music Hall)
05.02.09 - New Orleans, LA (Contemporary Arts Center)
05.04.09 - Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
05.05.09 - Birmingham, AL (BJCC Concert Hall)
05.06.09 - Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)
05.07.09 - Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live)