Keys and Codes Remix EP

Keys and Codes Remix EP

by Death Cab for Cutie
     
 

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When you think of Death Cab for Cutie, the things that come to mind are likely sensitive, thoughtful songs and Ben Gibbard's gentle voice. Despite Gibbard's foray into electronic music with Postal Service, the last thing you'd expect is to hear a DCC song remixed into a dancefloor-filling glitterball confection with Gibbard sounding for

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When you think of Death Cab for Cutie, the things that come to mind are likely sensitive, thoughtful songs and Ben Gibbard's gentle voice. Despite Gibbard's foray into electronic music with Postal Service, the last thing you'd expect is to hear a DCC song remixed into a dancefloor-filling glitterball confection with Gibbard sounding for all the world like a sleepy Neil Tennant. Thanks to Cut Copy's remix of "Doors Unlocked and Open," that unlikely thought is now reality. That mix and six others from the group's 2011 album Codes and Keys are included on Keys and Codes Remix EP. The rest of the songs don't quite live up to the jaw-dropping wonder of the Cut Copy mix, but they do a good job of injecting some bounce, groove, and punch to the songs. Rac Maury adds some nasty bass and a pounding glam beat to "Some Boys," the 2 Bears give "You Are a Tourist" a dorky video game soundtrack overhaul, and Yeasayer turn "Codes and Keys" into a (pretty good) Yeasayer song. The only track that doesn't work is the clichéd-sounding house mix of "Unobstructed Views" done by Unicorn Kid. Apart from that mix, the rest of EP is a lot of fun and shows a totally different and unexpected side of the band.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2011
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678825026
catalogNumber:
529443
Rank:
153643

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Death Cab for Cutie   Primary Artist
Chris Walla   Group Member
Ben Gibbard   Group Member
Jason McGerr   Group Member
Andrew Maury   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar
Nicholas Harmer   Group Member
Dillon Francis   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Trey Many   Booking
Chris Walla   Composer,Producer
Ben Gibbard   Composer
Ulrich Schnauss   Remixing
Jordan Kurland   Management
Dan Whitford   Remixing,Additional Production
E.E. Storey   Artwork
Andrew Maury   drum machine,Remixing
Chris Myhill   Booking
Dillon Francis   Programming
Maridi Nalle   Marketing

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