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Death Cab For Cutie Announce 'The Blue' EP, Share First Track Kids In '99

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 Written by Helen Payne

Photo: Eliot Lee Hazel

Death Cab For Cutie have announced a new EP.

The eight-time Grammy-nominated band will put out ‘The Blue EP’ on September 6. Its first cut, Kids In '99, is a tribute to three children who lost their lives in a gas pipeline explosion in Bellingham, Washington — the band’s hometown.

The song opens with some intricate percussive rhythms and Ben Gibbard’s distinctive vocals lamenting,“thinking about those kids,” before a breakdown reiterates “gone, gone.”

“The Olympic Pipeline explosion in 1999 was a tragedy that really affected me while we were living in Bellingham,” Gibbard reflects. “After all these years I felt it was worthy of its own folk song."

Following on from 2018's 'Thank You For Today', 'The Blue EP' sees production from Peter Katis and Rich Costey, as well as the final track being self-produced by the band. Head below for the record's artwork and tracklist.

'The Blue EP' tracklist:

  1. To The Ground
  2. Kids in ’99
  3. Man In Blue
  4. Before The Bombs
  5. Blue Bloods

Death Cab For Cutie are currently on tour in North America, continuing until mid-September. Tickets are on sale now.

Death Cab For Cutie Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu August 01 2019 - CHICAGO Illinois - Metro (USA)
Wed August 07 2019 - BOULDER Colorado - Fox Theatre & Cafe (USA)
Fri August 09 2019 - SAN DIEGO California - Observatory - North Park (USA)
Sat August 10 2019 - SAN DIEGO California - Observatory - North Park (USA)
Sun August 11 2019 - LOS ANGELES California - Hollywood Bowl (USA)
Thu September 05 2019 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - Malkin Bowl - Stanley Park (Canada)
Fri September 06 2019 - PORTLAND Oregon - Oregon Zoo (USA)
Sat September 07 2019 - REDMOND Washington - Marymoor Amphitheatre (USA)
Sun September 08 2019 - REDMOND Washington - Marymoor Amphitheatre (USA)
Fri September 20 2019 - SARATOGA California - Mountain Winery (USA)
Sat September 21 2019 - PASO ROBLES California - Vina Robles Amphitheatre (USA)

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