Death Cab for Cutie are poised to make history with the companion clip for their new single, ‘You Are A Tourist’. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Nackashi (TV On The Radio, OK Go, Elvis Costello, Radiohead), and conceptualised by frequent collaborator Aaron Stewart-Ahn, ‘You Are A Tourist’ will be the first ever live, scripted, single-take music video to be broadcast as it is filmed.
Presented by Atlantic Records, Bing and RedLaser, viewers are invited to watch the production on Tuesday April 5 (2400hrs GMT) at www.youareatourist.com.
Fans can quickly add the ‘You Are A Tourist’ video event to their calendars using leading mobile barcode scanning application RedLaser and a QR Code featured on Death Cab for Cutie’s website and official Twitter feed (@dcfc). Fans simply download RedLaser to their smartphone and then scan the QR Code to add the video event to their calendars.
Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft, will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the band prepping for the video as well as from the live production itself at www.facebook.com/bing beginning on April 5. In addition, a special embed code will be available allowing users to air the video event on their own blog or website.
‘You Are A Tourist’ is the first single from Death Cab for Cutie’s eagerly awaited new album, ‘Codes And Keys’, out May 30 in the UK.