‘It’s all about Bellingham’: How stars Death Cab for Cutie and ODESZA got their starts locally

Seattle Times

They’re two of our region’s most prominent acts to find fame in the last 20 years, coincidentally hailing from the same college town. Yet ironically, the first time indie-rock giants Death Cab for Cutie and electronic stars ODESZA crossed paths, it was 1,200 miles away from their mutual Bellingham birthplace.

Last summer, the groups that formed while their members were attending Western Washington University were booked as the marquee names on a big radio-sponsored concert in Southern California — the type of gig that would land the otherwise disparate bands on the same bill. The backstage camaraderie was immediate.

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