- 30 Jul 19
The Blue EP arrives this September.
Death Cab for Cutie have released the first song from their upcoming The Blue EP, out on September 6 through Atlantic Records. 'Kids in '99' pays tribute to the three children who were killed Bellingham, Washington in 1999, after a gasoline pipeline operated by the Olympic Pipeline Company exploded.
"The Olympia Pipeline explosion in 1999 was a tragedy that really affected me while we were living in Bellingham," frontman Benjamin Gibbard said in a statement about the release. "After all these years I felt it was worthy of its own folk song."
The track was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Peter Katis, best known for his work with The National and Interpol.
In a statement on Twitter, Death Cab for Cutie revealed that that The Blue EP "is a collection of five new tracks that share a similar conception but different births".
THE BLUE EP is out September 6th. Listen to "Kids in '99" now: https://t.co/2u9JntQSUL
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. pic.twitter.com/vcnazGml0C
— Death Cab for Cutie (@dcfc) July 30, 2019
Death Cab for Cutie contributed to Chance The Rapper's new album, The Big Day, on 'Do You Remember'.
The Blue EP, which follows last year's Thank You for Today is available to pre-order now.
Listen to 'Kids in '99' below: