Something About Airplanes

Something About Airplanes

Something About Airplanes is the debut studio album by indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, released on August 18 1998.

Early recordings of five songs from this album can be found on the You Can Play These Songs with Chords compilation.

A tenth anniversary edition of the album is to be released on November 25 2008, featuring redesigned artwork, liner notes by Sean Nelson and a bonus disc including the band's first ever Seattle performance in the Crocodile Cafe in February 1998.

Track listing

1998 Original Release

All songs written by Ben Gibbard except where noted.

  1. "Bend to Squares" (Gibbard/Christopher Walla) – 4:33
  2. "President of What?" – 4:01
  3. "Champagne from a Paper Cup" – 2:38
  4. "Your Bruise" (Gibbard/Walla) – 4:19
  5. "Pictures in an Exhibition" – 3:49
  6. "Sleep Spent" (Gibbard/Walla) – 3:37
  7. "The Face That Launched 1000 Shits" (Jay Chilcote) – 3:41
  8. "Amputations" – 4:54
  9. "Fake Frowns" (Gibbard/Walla) – 4:30
  10. "Line of Best Fit" – 7:16

2008 Reissue Bonus Disc (Live at the Crocodile Cafe)

  1. "Your Bruise"
  2. "President of What?"
  3. "Fake Frowns"
  4. "Sweet and Tender Hooligan" (featuring Sean Nelson)
  5. "State Street Residential"
  6. "Amputations"
  7. "Pictures in an Exhibition"


Additional musicians

Album art

Despite the title referring to airplanes, the image on the album cover is of a rowboat. The image is actually seen through hole in the cover per se and a sheet of vellum. Like the band's 2000 releases, the text is set entirely in lower case.


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