released May 31, 2011
Death Cab for Cutie are Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason McGerr and Christopher Walla
Words by Benjamin Gibbard
Produced by Chris Walla
Performed by Death Cab for Cutie except strings for 'Codes And Keys' and 'Stay Young, Go Dancing' performed by the Magik*Magik Orchestra; arranged and conducted by Minna Choi, and played by Liana Berube, Philip Brezina, Jory Fankuchen, and Michelle Kwon.
Recorded by Walla and Beau Sorenson at: Sound City, Van Nuys, CA; assisted by Sean Oakley and Dave 'Squirrel' Covell; Second assistants, Sally Pickett and Mark Richards. The Warehouse, Vancouver, BC; assisted by Jackson Long. Tiny Telephone, San Francisco, CA; assisted by John Vanderslice and Jay Pellici. Bright Street Recorders, North Hollywood, CA; assisted by Pierre de Reeder. Jackpot! Recording, Portland, OR; assisted by Kendra Lynn. Avast Recording, Seattle, WA; assisted by Stuart Hallerman, Johnny Mendoza and Cathy Ferrante.
Mixed by Alan Moulder at Assault & Battery B in Willesden, London, UK; assisted by Catherine Marks; second assistant, John Catlin. 'Home Is A Fire' mixed by Chris Walla at Avast B; 'Codes And Keys' mixed by Chris Walla and Beau Sorenson at Avast A. Mastered by Roger Siebel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ.
Front Cover and Coin Slot photographs by Nicholas Harmer. Additional photography and design by Storey Elementary.
Management: Jordan Kurland for Zeitgeist Artist Management, assisted by Joe Goldberg.
Legal: Gary Gilbert and Craig Marshall for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Business Management: Zeisler, Zeisler, Rawson & Johnson LLP.
Booking: Trey Many for The Billions Corporation.
UK/Europe Booking: Chris Myhill for The Agency Group.
A&R for Atlantic Records: Sam Riback.
Extra support and logistics: Adam Katz and Dana Childs at Tsunami Entertainment; Justin Little, Leslie Connolly, Matt Shay and Matt Ginnard at Zeitgeist; Andy Hayward, Rachel Allen, John Vanderslice -- thank you.
Jason uses Ludwig, Paiste, Remo, Vic Firth, and DW hardware
Ben, Nick and Chris use D'Addario strings
Codes and Keys was recorded with Logic Pro
Thank you to our families, friends, and everyone who makes this possible.
Songs by Benjamin Gibbard, ©2011 EMI Blackwood Music Incorporated on behalf of itself / Where I'm Calling From Music (BMI), except 'Home Is A Fire', 'Unobstructed Views' and 'Underneath The Sycamore' by Benjamin Gibbard and Christopher Walla, ©2011 EMI Blackwood Music Incorporated on behalf of itself / Where I'm Calling From Music (BMI) / Please Pass the Songs (BMI)
©2011 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.