In The Mix — Video
This is a documentary film of Death Cab For Cutie’s 2004 American tour and a nice place to start if you are not familiar with the band. Drive Well captures the last days of Death Cab touring as an indie-label band, riding high on the success of their album Transatlanticism (2003). The film reveals a band that is awfully laid back behind the scenes. Vocalist/guitarist Ben Gibbard (who is also the driving force behind his side project, The Postal Service) appears to be anything but a rock star when sitting down for interviews. He looks like the Woody Allen geek that he actually is. When he and the band take to the stage, a sort of magic happens. Death Cab albums are great, but the live show is an altogether unexpected experience.