LIVE: Death Cab for Cutie

We followed Death Cab for Cutie into the dark at SDSU Open Air Theatre on Sept. 25 -- and Ben Gibbard & Co. did not disappoint.

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Death Cab for Cutie possessed San Diego's heart on Sept. 25 at SDSU's Open Air Theatre.
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Fronted by Ben Gibbard, Death Cab for Cutie for nearly 20 years ago in Washington.
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The group actually started with just Gibbard himself as a solo project.
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That didn't last long, however. Death Cab expanded to a full band in time for their debut release, "Something About Airplanes," in 1998.
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While the record was well received, it wasn't until the band's 2001 junior effort, "The Photo Album," that Death Cab charted their first song.
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Mainstream success followed the release of their fourth record, "Transatlanticism."
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As of March 2015, the group has eight studio albums to their name.
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The band's indie-pop sound often goes hand-in-hand with melancholy songs -- yet Death Cab has somehow largely avoided the "emo" label.
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Death Cab has seen the most significant lineup changes with percussion.
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However, guitarist Chris Walla, who had been with the group since Gibbard expanded it after his brief solo days, left in 2014, after working on and recording Death Cab's March 2015 LP.
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