"Coney Island" by Death Cab for Cutie (VIDEO)
Listen to "Coney Island" by Death Cab for Cutie, No. 82 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
82. Death Cab for Cutie, "Coney Island" (2001)
There's something immediately recognizable and familiar about the staccato drum beats in this Death Cab tune, interposed with frontman Ben Gibbard's sweet, repeated refrain that "Everything was closed at Coney Island/And I could not help from smiling." The song still sounds as good on a Brooklyn summer barbecue mix as it did back in the early aughts.