Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY Season 4 | Episode 3


The Brooklyn Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the country, provided a majestic setting for indie rock favorite, Death Cab For Cutie. In the midst of a tour for its latest release, Codes and Keys, the band performed for 800 fans gathered in the famous Beaux-Arts Court, surrounded by grand archways and classic European paintings on a rainy summer night.


Adorned, “The Most Important Modern Band in America in 2008” by American Songwriter, indie rockers DeathCab for Cutie have managed the sizable feat of being adored by hipsters even as they’ve achieved wider and wider popular success since forming in 1997. Lead singer Ben Gibbard (whose electropop side project The Postal Service also achieved indie adoration with the LP Give Up), guitarist Chris Walla, bassist Nick Harmer, and drummer Jason McGerr make up the quartet, whose 2005 major-label debut, Plans, opened at #4 on the Billboard 200. Their eagerly anticipated new album, Codes and Keys, was released May 31, 2011.


The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. The Museum is part of a complex of nineteenth century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Prospect Park Zoo.