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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE UNVEIL ONE-OF-A-KIND LISTENING EXPERIENCE FOR NEW TRACK “RAND MCNALLY” + ANNOUNCE FORTHCOMING ‘LIVE FROM HOME’ PERFORMANCE

STARTING TODAY, FANS CAN UNLOCK + LISTEN TO “RAND MCNALLY” IN-PERSON BY VISITING ANY OF THE 800+ LOCATIONS THE BAND HAS PLAYED IN THEIR STORIED 25-YEAR CAREER

‘LIVE FROM HOME’ SET FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH @ 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET

8X GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED BAND’s HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED TENTH STUDIO ALBUM ASPHALT MEADOWS ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 16

“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!” PERFORMANCE SET FOR EVE OF RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 15TH 

ACCESS “RAND MCNALLY” HERE

PRE-ORDER ASPHALT MEADOWS HERE

8x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band Death Cab for Cutie has unveiled new song, “Rand McNally,” available for exclusive, in-person listening anywhere the band has played throughout their storied 25-year career. Starting today and continuing throughout the month of September, fans can unlock the track using an official geotagged map here – featuring over 800 locations across the globe – from the site of their first ever show at The Pacer House in Bellingham, WA to their headline show at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden, to venues as far from home as Tokyo’s Astro Hall, and even those that have since closed their doors such as NY’s Roseland Ballroom.

Of the track itself, Gibbard shares: “‘Rand’ was written for everyone we toured with back in the day, for everyone who let us sleep on their floor, and for past bandmates. I felt after all these years that they deserved their own folk song. But also a promise to keep going and keep creating.” 

The song will be available across all DSP’s once the band’s highly-anticipated 10th studio album Asphalt Meadows arrives in full on Friday, September 16th. The LP has already earned advance critical acclaim, including from The New York TimesLos Angeles Times, and Vulture, all of whom highlighted the album in their recent fall previews.

The indie rock veterans have also announced plans for a special ‘Live From Home’ performance featuring all five band members, streaming live this Monday, September 12th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET from lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Gibbard’s Seattle-based studio. Fans will remember the space well as the backdrop of the beloved daily livestreams Gibbard first hosted in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those performances helped raise over $250K in donations and supplies for various Seattle-area relief organizations and drew over 4.5 million total views, as well as high profile media attention from The New York TimesThe New YorkerRolling StoneNewsweekVarietyNPR, and Stereogum, the latter of which pondered, “Is Ben Gibbard going to single-handedly get us all through quarantine?

Next Monday’s performance and Q&A will feature stripped down versions of new songs, renditions of old favorites, and conversations about the forthcoming album. The livestream will benefit reproductive rights nonprofit, The Brigid Alliance (donate here).

Of the upcoming performance, Gibbard shares: “I started Live From Home during the pandemic when I wanted nothing more than to play music with my bandmates. As we’re now back together, it feels only fitting to have everyone in that little room with me to bring it full circle.”

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This news follows the August release of spoken-word track “Foxglove Through The Clearcut,” which quickly entered the echelons – amongst fans and critics alike – as perhaps one of the finest songs in the band’s catalogue to date. The Daily Beast expounded on this idea, sharing: “The consensus… about ‘Foxglove Through The Clearcut’ is that it may already be one of Death Cab’s best songs.” 

That track followed the release of lead single “Here to Forever,” which was the most-added song at AAA and Alternative radio upon its mid-July debut. Currently, the song sits at #1 at AAA and #7 (and rising) at Alternative. That track also earned tremendous praise, including from Stereogum who hailed it: “a grand and stirring rocker, one that mixes the soft-eyed sensitivity of the band’s early days with their arena-sized major-label work.”

The first song to be released off the album – “Roman Candles” – arrived with a (quite literally) explosive one-take music video directed by Lance Bangs (Sonic Youth, Nirvana). “Roman Candles” was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered, with host Bob Boilen highlighting its “two bursting minutes.”

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ASPHALT MEADOWS:

  1. I Don’t Know How I Survive
  2. Roman Candles
  3. Asphalt Meadows
  4. Rand McNally
  5. Here to Forever
  6. Foxglove Through The Clearcut
  7. Pepper
  8. I Miss Strangers
  9. Wheat Like Waves
  10. Fragments From The Decade
  11. I’ll Never Give Up On You 

 

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE | ASPHALT MEADOWS TOUR 

SEPTEMBER

22 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee ^ – LOW TICKETS

23 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Brewing Festival Field ^

24 – Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed ^ – SOLD OUT

26 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live! ^

27 – Washington, DC – The Anthem ^

29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met ^

30 – New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium ^

OCTOBER

1 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion ^

3 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater ^

4 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy ^

6 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! ^

7 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit ^

8 – Charleston, SC – Firefly Distillery ^

10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^

11 – Detroit, MI – The Masonic ^

13 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory ^

14 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland ^

15 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival †

17 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren – SOLD OUT

18 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim # – SOLD OUT

19 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl #

21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre #

22 – San Diego, CA – Epstein Family Amphitheater @ UC San Diego # – SOLD OUT

23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater # – LOW TICKETS

24 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater #

26 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre % – SOLD OUT

27 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre % – SOLD OUT 

MARCH 2023

1 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique *

2 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra *

5 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Den Grå Hal *

6 – Stockholm, Sweden – Filadelfia *

7 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene *

9 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle *

10 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 *

11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso *

12 – Cologne, Germany – E-Werk *

14 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma *

15 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Atelier *

16 – Paris, France – Salle Pleyel *

18 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Rock City *

19 – Dublin, Ireland – Bord Gais Energy Theatre *

21 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – 02 Institute *

22 – Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Usher Hall *

23 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Barrowland *

25 – Manchester, United Kingdom – O2 Apollo *

27 – Brighton, United Kingdom – Dome *

29 – London, United Kingdom – Royal Albert Hall *

† Festival Performance

^ w/ Special Guest Low

# w/ Special Guest Yo La Tengo

% w/ Special Guest Chong the Nomad

* w/ Special Guest Slow Pulp