Long known for their ingenious and imaginative videos, Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie are poised to make history with the companion clip for their hugely anticipated new single, â€œYou Are A Tourist.â€ Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Nackashi (TV On The Radio, OK Go, Elvis Costello, Radiohead), and conceptualized by frequent collaborator Aaron Stewart-Ahn, â€œYou Are A Touristâ€ will be the first-ever live, scripted, single-take music video to be broadcast as it is filmed. Presented by Atlantic Records, Bing and RedLaser, viewers are invited to watch the production unfold before their eyes, Tuesday, April 5th at 7pm EST/4pm PST via www.youareatourist.com
Fans can quickly add the â€œYou Are A Touristâ€ video event to their calendars using leading mobile barcode scanning application RedLaser and a QR Code featured on Death Cab for Cutieâ€™s website and official Twitter feed (@dcfc). Fans simply download RedLaser to their smartphone and then scan the QR Code to add the video event to their calendars. *
Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft, will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the band prepping for the video as well as from the live production itself at www.facebook.com/bing beginning on April 5. In addition, a special embed code will be available allowing users to air the video event on their own blog or website.
â€œYou Are A Touristâ€ is the first single from Death Cab for Cutieâ€™s eagerly awaited new album, â€œCODES AND KEYS.â€ The track hit multi-format radio outlets nationwide on Monday, March 28th and is available at all DSPs beginning today Tuesday, March 29th. You can hear the full stream of â€œYou Are a Tourist here: http://atlr.ec/youareatourist
In the meantime, â€œCODES AND KEYSâ€, which is out May 31st, is available now for pre-order at www.deathcabforcutie.com/codesandkeys. An array of unique bundles are on offer, featuring such exciting exclusives as the â€œLIVE AT THE MT. BAKER THEATREâ€ DVD, a â€œCODES AND KEYSâ€ t-shirt , a â€œCODES AND KEYSâ€ tote bag, a full album stream 72 hours before street date, and one-year membership in the bandâ€™s official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138 (or one-year renewal for current members). All pre-orders will receive a digital download of â€œYou Are A Touristâ€ on Tuesday, March 29th.
Death Cab for Cutie is: Ben Gibbard: guitars, keyboards, vocals * Chris Walla: guitars, keyboards * Nick Harmer: bass * Jason McGerr: drums.
For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, visit www.deathcabforcutie.com