Last month, SPIN.com talked with Death Cab for Cutie video director (and former SPINhouse Live director) Aaron Stewart-Ahn about the new video project he was curating for the band along with Death Cab bassist Nick Harmer (read more). Stewart-Ahn and Death Cab asked twelve different directors to make videos for each of the tracks on the band’s latest album, Plans, and the project kicks off today on Death Cab’s website today with the premiere of the video for “Marching Bands of Manhattan.”
Directed by Paul Brown, “Marching Bands of Manhattan” is spare, bleak, and abstract — a departure from the usual videos made for Death Cab. The two-minute trailer for the whole project is also up on the Death Cab website. Each week a new video will premiere on the site. The final video, “Stable Song,” is directed by Stewart-Ahn himself. “The best thing about the project is the creative freedom they’ve given everyone,” Stewart-Ahn told SPIN.com in December.
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