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Death Cab For Cutie are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first-ever performance by releasing the complete audio of the momentous acoustic gig. Below, listen to the band's very first live show from Nov. 22, 1997.

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Capturing the Northwestern indie-rock mainstays at their inception, a portion of all proceeds from the sale of Death Cab For Cutie's exclusive Bandcamp album, First Show, Acoustic At The Pacer House, Bellingham, WA, 11/22/97, will benefit Aurora Commons, a non-profit Seattle day shelter.

“This is a recording of the first-ever Death Cab For Cutie show,” frontman Benjamin Gibbard writes of the archival release. “Sprawled across couches and sitting cross-legged on the floor were 25 of our closest friends and fellow musicians. Everyone played acoustic or semi-acoustic with no PA.

“None of us thought we were starting a band,” Gibbard continues, “nor did our ambitions for DCFC extend very far past this particular evening. We simply thought it would be fun to play these songs for our friends.”

You can download the never-before-heard audio of Death Cab's First Show at Bandcamp here, starting at $4. The band's latest studio album, their eighth, Kintsugi, was released by Atlantic Records in early 2015.

Listen to Death Cab's First Show here:

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