Death Cab for Cutie
performed "You are a Tourist", off their most recent album Codes and Keys
, last night on Conan
. The band's performance makes it clear that Ben Gibbard still hasn't finished surveying the middle ground lurking somewhere between immaturity and adult contemporary, the bridge that gaps the songs you would listen to in high school, and something that's in a different place in life. The performance also confirmed that the glasses might never be coming back. Like his music, and Zooey Deschanel, serious-looking Ben could be more than just a phase.
In other news, Ben Gibbard is a liar