BETWEEN, EVERYWHERE Photographs by Rachel Demy, with Death Cab for Cutie
9.75 x 13 inches vertical; ~80 black and white and color images; 128 pages; hardcover. $50.00 plus shipping
SELECT PRESS: 3rd place, Books/People, International Photography Awards; Lenscratch; The Luupe's Books That Made Us See Differently; Elliott Bay Book Co. conversation with Joe Plummer on the Tour Stories podcast
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Photographer Rachel Demy knows every detail of what it takes to move instruments, cases and crews across the country and around the world to bring musicians and audiences together for a few precious hours. After a decade on the logistics side of managing tours, she laid down her spreadsheets and 16-channel Motorola radio to spend more time with her camera, capturing the liminal moments she had long been observing.
The photographs comprising Between, Everywhere were made over a five-year period touring with Death Cab for Cutie, a band she met first as a fan, and eventually joined as family. Demy’s wry and poignant photographs take viewers behind the scenes and on a journey full of the quiet, the beauty, the monotony and the exhilaration of a veteran band on tour.
RACHEL DEMY (b. 1982, San Diego, California; resides in Seattle) grew up in Portland, Oregon, enamored with the melancholic and feral sounds, the greens and the grays, of the Pacific Northwest. After stints as a promoter and a booking agent, she spent over a decade on tours, working with St. Vincent, The Shins, The National, Neko Case, and other indie bands, all the while honing her skills as a portrait and documentary photographer. She toured as a photographer with Death Cab for Cutie from 2015–2019.
Demy’s work has been published in Rolling Stone, The Fold, Portland Monthly, and The Village Voice, among others. Her first solo exhibition, Green Room, 2015, was followed by inclusion of her photographs in many group exhibitions. Demy holds a BA in political science from the University of Portland, and a certificate of fine art photography through Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. This is her first hardcover book. www.racheldemy.com
Eight-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE formed in Bellingham, WA in 1997. The band is currently comprised of Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass), Dave Depper (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Zac Rae (keyboards, guitar) and Jason McGerr (drums). Over the course of their 25-year career, Death Cab for Cutie has played over 1,100 shows on five continents.
Their tenth full-length album, Asphalt Meadows, released in September, 2022, and is receiving ongoing critical acclaim.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, lead vocalist and guitarist Benjamin Gibbard has helped raise over $250,000 in donations and supplies for various Seattle-area relief organizations via his series of at-home, livestream performances.
In December 2020 the band released The Georgia E.P., featuring covers of iconic artists from that state. Originally offered as a 24-hour Bandcamp exclusive, the E.P. raised over $100,000 for Fair Fight Action, Stacey Abrams' voting rights organization promoting fair elections around the country through voter education, election reform, and combating voter suppression.
Hear more at deathcabforcutie.com