Northern Star

A tug at the heartstrings: The thing about bands and orchestral accompanyment

Sarah Contreras

April 18, 2012

Unlike most things, Death Cab for Cutie is better with strings attached. Let me explain. After collaborating with the Magik*Magik Orchestra — a string octet from San Francisco — on 2011’s Codes and Keys, Death Cab decided that some of their older songs would benefit from the swelling sounds of v...