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Death Cab for Cutie and 11 Other Bands Names You Just Love To Explain the Meanings Behind, You Smug Prick

I know people like you. Yeah, I’ve got you pegged. Let me guess: A large portion of your self-esteem is built upon lording your knowledge of rock esoterica over others. I bet this is you at a party when a Death Cab for Cutie song comes on: “Hey man, did you know Death Cab got their name from a 1967 song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band?” You probably keep that and the following examples at the ready, just so you can whip them out at a BBQ or on a first date.