Despite being at the tail end of a ridiculously packed week of late night tv music, indie rock superstars Death Cab For Cutie proved that sometimes you save the best acts for last. The band brought their hallmark brand of maudlin pop-rock to The Late Show With David Letterman last night to play the track “Stay Young, Go Dancing”. Arguably, a track like this might flirt a little on the saccharine side, even by Death Cab standards. But in the expert hands of the the Washington quartet, their live performance succeeds in teasing out the song’s emotional depth without sending it spiraling into schmaltz. Check out the clip below.
The band’s latest album, Codes and Keys, is available now.