The advent of the rock 'n' roll doc has brought joy to many a music fan, peering into the lives of their favourite artists all for the price of a movie ticket. Fans of Death Cab For Cutie will now know this joy, as a film focused on the band, called Drive Well, Sleep Carefully: On The Road With Death Cab For Cutie, will premiere at the Seattle Film Festival on June 10th.
Don't live in the Rainy City you say? Well then it will cost the price of a DVD to peer into the lives of Ben Gibbard and Co. The DVD version of Drive Well, Sleep Carefully will become available for purchase on July 26th, with bonus interviews and songs thrown in for good measure.
Shot entirely on 16mm film (think the kind of camera your grandfather had to make home videos), Drive Well, Sleep Carefully is the project of filmmaker Justin Mitchell. The documentary follows the Washington indie rockers on their 2004 US tour, the year after The OC made Death Cab household names with the millions addicted to the Fox drama.
Next to interviews, alternate versions, and unreleased music, Drive Well, Sleep Carefully comes with 13 live performances, including songs that predate Transatlanticism:
"The Sound of Setting" (Portland, OR)
"The New Year" (Seattle, WA)
"We Laugh Indoors" (Tempe, AZ)
"Styrofoam Plates" (Dallas, TX)
"Title and Registration" (New Orleans, LA)
"Company Calls" (Birmingham, AL)
"Tiny Vessels" (Austin, TX)
"Transatlanticism" (Dallas, TX)
"Expo '86" (Portland, OR)
"We Looked Like Giants" (San Francisco, CA)
"Why You'd Want To Live Here" (Los Angeles, CA)
"Prove My Hypotheses" (Seattle, WA)
"Bend To Squares" (Seattle, WA)
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt