Death Cab for Cutie is an indie rock/pop band based out of Bellingham, Washington. The band was founded by singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard in 1997. He recorded an EP by himself, which landed him a record deal. The group consistently put out albums, growing more and more popular, expanding their popularity from the indie rock community outward into mainstream success. Death Cab continues to cater to almost two decades of fans through live performances and tours.