Revered indie rock act Death Cab For Cutie is the subject of the documentary "Drive Well, Sleep Carefully: On the Road With Death Cab For Cutie." The film will premiere June 10 at the Seattle International Film Festival and will be released July 26 on DVD via Plexifilm.
"Drive Well" was directed by Justin Mitchell, who embedded himself with Death Cab during its 2004 North American tour. Live performances of 13 tracks, including favorites such as "We Laugh Indoors" and "Company Calls," are featured, as well as an acoustic set in San Francisco, rehearsal and demo footage and deleted scenes.
"It's primarily a tour film, but there's a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff that unmasks us as the dorks we truly are," DCFC frontman Ben Gibbard writes of the documentary on the band's official Web site.
Death Cab is at work on its major-label debut, "Plans," due Sept. 20 via Atlantic. A handful of shows have been announced for the summer, including a late July appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago, an Aug. 18 Central Park Summerstage gig with fellow indie favorites Stars and the Decemberists and a set in late September at the Austin City Limits festival.
"The Sound of Settling" (Portland, Ore.)
"The New Year" (Seattle)
"We Laugh Indoors" (Tempe, Ariz.)
"Styrofoam Plates" (Dallas)
"Title and Registration" (New Orleans)
"Company Calls" (Birmingham, Ala.)
"Tiny Vessels" (Austin, Texas)
"Expo '86" (Portland, Ore.)
"We Looked Like Giants" (San Francisco)
"Why You'd Want to Live Here" (Los Angeles)
"Prove My Hypotheses" (Seattle)
"Bend to Squares" (Seattle)