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Death Cab for Cutie Announce "The Blue EP" Heralded By First Track, "Kids in 99"

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Death Cab for Cutie has officially announced the release of their upcoming EP – “The Blue EP” – which will arrive everywhere Friday, September 6th.


Death Cab for Cutie has officially announced the release of their upcoming EP – “The Blue EP” – which will arrive everywhere Friday, September 6th. The announcement comes accompanied by the release of the first track off the project, “Kids in ‘99” – available today.



“Kids in ‘99” was written in tribute to three children who lost their lives in the 1999 Bellingham Olympic Pipeline explosion in Seattle, Washington. Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard reflects on the inspiration behind this track: “The Olympic Pipeline explosion in 1999 was a tragedy that really affected me while we were living in Bellingham. After all these years I felt it was worthy of its own folk song.”

Along with all new tracks “Kids in ‘99” and “Blue Bloods” – produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Kurt Vile) – the EP also includes “To The Ground” and “Before The Bombs,” produced by Rich Costey during the recording sessions for the band’s critically acclaimed ninth studio album, Thank You for Today and held for this planned subsequent EP. The fifth track on the project, “Man in Blue,” was self-produced by the band.

This past Friday, the band received critical acclaim for “Do You Remember,” a track from Chance the Rapper’s highly-anticipated new album (“The Big Day”) on which they are featured. TIME highlighted the track in their “5 Best Songs of the Week,” exclaiming: “On ‘Do You Remember,’ a laid-back, nostalgic jam, rock band Death Cab for Cutie shows up to set a dreamy, throwback mood.”

AUGUST
1 Chicago, IL Metro (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow) (w/ Beach Bunny) *SOLD OUT*
2 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza - Budlight Stage @ 6:45pm
9 San Digeo, CA The Observatory North Park (w/ Jenn Champion) *SOLD OUT*
10 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park (w/ Jenn Champion) *SOLD OUT*
11 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (w/ Car Seat Headrest)

SEPTEMBER
5 Vancouver, BC Malkin Bowl (w/ Jenn Champion)
6 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre (w/ Car Seat Headrest) *SOLD OUT*
7 Redmond, WA Marymoor Amphitheater (w/ Car Seat Headrest) *SOLD OUT*
8 Redmond, WA Marymoor Amphitheater (w/ Car Seat Headrest)
20 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery (w/ Hazel English)
21 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre (w/ Hazel English)
22 Glen Ellen, CA Sonoma Harvest Music Festival



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Death Cab for Cutie Announce "The Blue EP" Heralded By First Track, "Kids in 99"


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Death Cab for Cutie has officially announced the release of their upcoming EP – “The Blue EP” – which will arrive everywhere Friday, September 6th.

Death Cab for Cutie has officially announced the release of their upcoming EP – “The Blue EP” – which will arrive everywhere Friday, September 6th. The announcement comes accompanied by the release of the first track off the project, “Kids in ‘99” – available today.



“Kids in ‘99” was written in tribute to three children who lost their lives in the 1999 Bellingham Olympic Pipeline explosion in Seattle, Washington. Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard reflects on the inspiration behind this track: “The Olympic Pipeline explosion in 1999 was a tragedy that really affected me while we were living in Bellingham. After all these years I felt it was worthy of its own folk song.”

Along with all new tracks “Kids in ‘99” and “Blue Bloods” – produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Kurt Vile) – the EP also includes “To The Ground” and “Before The Bombs,” produced by Rich Costey during the recording sessions for the band’s critically acclaimed ninth studio album, Thank You for Today and held for this planned subsequent EP. The fifth track on the project, “Man in Blue,” was self-produced by the band.

This past Friday, the band received critical acclaim for “Do You Remember,” a track from Chance the Rapper’s highly-anticipated new album (“The Big Day”) on which they are featured. TIME highlighted the track in their “5 Best Songs of the Week,” exclaiming: “On ‘Do You Remember,’ a laid-back, nostalgic jam, rock band Death Cab for Cutie shows up to set a dreamy, throwback mood.”

AUGUST
1 Chicago, IL Metro (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow) (w/ Beach Bunny) *SOLD OUT*
2 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza - Budlight Stage @ 6:45pm
9 San Digeo, CA The Observatory North Park (w/ Jenn Champion) *SOLD OUT*
10 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park (w/ Jenn Champion) *SOLD OUT*
11 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (w/ Car Seat Headrest)

SEPTEMBER
5 Vancouver, BC Malkin Bowl (w/ Jenn Champion)
6 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre (w/ Car Seat Headrest) *SOLD OUT*
7 Redmond, WA Marymoor Amphitheater (w/ Car Seat Headrest) *SOLD OUT*
8 Redmond, WA Marymoor Amphitheater (w/ Car Seat Headrest)
20 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery (w/ Hazel English)
21 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre (w/ Hazel English)
22 Glen Ellen, CA Sonoma Harvest Music Festival


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