The Beginning of Death Cab for Cutie's 'Cath...' Sounds Like....

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Posted on May 14, 2008 1:17 AM in Music
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I've been listening to the beginning of Death Cab for Cutie's "Cath..." off their new album Narrow Stairs since I first heard it as part of their Daytrotter session a couple weeks ago.

Now that I have the new album in my possession, I've been listening to the beginning of the track over and over because it reminds me of a song that was popular back in the early- to mid-nineties. Bands like Candlebox, Gin Blossoms and Collective Soul immediately came to mind, but I listened to their most popular hits from that time and none of them seemed to match up.

Out of desperation, I looked up some of Mad Season's hits on YouTube and stumbled upon one of my favorite songs from the nineties, River of Deceit. Some may think this is a stretch, but the beginning of "Cath..." actually reminds me of a faster tempo, more upbeat version of the lick that introduces River of Deceit. I've embedded "Cath..." below in case you're interested in having a listen:

I'm not 100% convinced that River of Deceit is the song "Cath..." reminds me of, but it's the closest thing I've found yet.


lcnvbnso on May 15, 2017 at 5:23 AM:

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