Death Cab For Cutie Salute Long-Lasting Love In “Stay Young, Go Dancing”


Nearly half a year since the band’s highly ambitious single-take “You Are A Tourist” (and four months since their appearance on Storytellers), Death Cab For Cutie are back with another single—Codes and Keys closer “Stay Young, Go Dancing.” When the band performed the song on Storytellers, frontman Ben Gibbard quipped, “I think as a relatively recently married [to Zooey Deschanel, no less] man, I’m allowed one love song.” The Claire Carre-directed, Rob Reiner-meets-Benjamin Button clip that premiered yesterday certainly fits the bill, as an older couple dances barefoot in the grass and reminisces on a life of love and dancing together.

Technically, “Stay Young, Go Dancing” is the third video from Codes and Keys after “You Are A Tourist” and bassist Nick Harmer‘s collaboration with Shepard Fairey, but “Home Is A Fire” was never released as a single, and features none of the band members. This new video features only Gibbard, strumming an acoustic guitar on an abandoned porch, but that suits the clip’s simple, pastoral aesthetic fine.

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