Holy shades of early black-and-white TV, Batman!
In a rock-video first, Ben Gibbard’s Death Cab for Cutie will be filming the clip for “You Are A Tourist” — the single from its upcoming “Codes And Keys” album, out May 31 — live next Tuesday, April 5, at 4 p.m. California time, in collaboration with Bing, RedLaser and their label Atlantic Records. It had to happen eventually, right?
Here’s how it’ll work: The already-scripted video (conceptualized by longtime collaborator Aaron Stewart-Ahn) will be directed by Tim Nackashi, of OK Go/Radiohead renown, and aired as it’s being filmed.
They’ve made it easy to add to your calendar — visit their website or their Twitter feed to download the mobile barcode scanning application RedLaser to your smartphone, then scan the event’s code so you won’t miss it.
Bing will also be offering behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot at www.facebook.com/bing.