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We couldn’t be more pleased to share ‘The Blue EP’ with you today – it’s a collection of five new Death Cab tracks.

You’ve already heard “Kids in ‘99” and “To the Ground”. “Kids in ‘99” and “Blue Bloods” are two brand-new recordings that we made with producer Peter Katis this past winter. It was our first time working with him and we are absolutely thrilled with the results. The future feels filled with endless possibilities; these two songs point toward some of them. We are also excited to share a studio video for “Blue Bloods” today, made by our friend Justin Mitchell who spent some time with us while we were recording.

“To the Ground” and “Before the Bombs” were both recorded with Rich Costey during the sessions for ‘Thank You For Today’. They were both in the final running order for the record until the very last moment, but in the end we felt that they didn’t quite fit the theme that ultimately unified TYFT. We’re so glad they are seeing the light of day on this collection.

As for “Man in Blue”, in the months leading up to recording ‘Thank You For Today’, we convened at Zac’s studio in Burbank to come up with and informally record band arrangements of potential songs for that album. Many of the final tracks, such as “Northern Lights” and “I Dreamt We Spoke Again”, were first arranged during these sessions.

“Man in Blue” was one of these songs, but something about our very first run-through of it had such a special quality to it that we decided not to re-record it for the album. What you’re hearing here is our efforts from that day.

As this touring cycle begins to wind down, we are once again looking to the future, getting excited to record again, feeling more free and fearless than ever before. ‘The Blue EP’ feels like a good, big step in the right direction. As always, thanks for following along.

xo,
DCfC

To the Ground” was one of the first songs we worked on during the sessions for ‘Thank You for Today’. It remained a band favorite throughout the process; indeed, literally up until the week that we had to send the record off to be mastered, the idea was for it to either begin or end the record!

In the end, we decided that it didn’t quite fit in with the rest of the tracks thematically, and we wanted to give it a proper home where it could stretch its legs and take up the grand amount of space it demanded. Happily, the perfect home has been found – kicking off ‘The Blue EP’, a collection of five new tracks, available on September 6th.

In the meantime, take a listen to “To the Ground” right now!

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THE BLUE EP is a collection of five new tracks that share a similar conception but different births. We love these songs and can’t wait for you to hear them when the EP drops on September 6th.

For now, though, we are very happy to share “Kids in ‘99”, one of a pair of tracks we recorded with producer Peter Katis this past winter. It was our first time working with him and we are absolutely thrilled with the results. We hope you like it too. More soon. As always, thank you for listening.

x,

DCfC

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Listen to Ben’s cover of the Frightened Rabbit song “Keep Yourself Warm” now on all streaming services.

Tiny Changes, a cover album of ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ is out this Friday 7/12.

Hey folks, we’re stoked to present a special single collection for “When We Drive”, featuring a newly-recorded acoustic version as well as stunning remixes from the incomparable Tune-Yards and Double Major alum Chong the Nomad! Listen here.