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Death Cab for Cutie EP Details


03/17/2009
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(PR) Death Cab for Cutie has announced the upcoming release of an all-new EP, titled "The Open Door." The five-track set will be released online via all digital retailers – including the band's own www.deathcabforcutie.com – on March 31st. Physical CDs will first be available at venues on DCFC's upcoming spring tour – beginning April 5th at the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario– followed by an official in-store release on Tuesday, April 14th.

"The Open Door" features four previously unreleased songs recorded by Death Cab during the sessions which yielded last year's RIAA gold-certified, Grammy Award-nominated "Narrow Stairs." In addition, the EP includes a demo version of "Talking Bird" – found on "Narrow Stairs" – which sees the band's Ben Gibbard accompanying his own vocals with ukulele.

All five songs on "The Open Door" were written by Gibbard, except "My Mirror Speaks," written by Gibbard and bassist Nick Harmer. The EP was produced by guitarist/keyboardist Chris Walla, except "Talking Bird (Demo),"produced by Gibbard (see attached tracklisting).

"When we finished 'NARROW STAIRS,'" Harmer recently told MTV.com, "there were four extra songs that, because we were trying to put together an album, we ended up not including – it's not like they're castoffs or anything; they're part of the 'NARROW STAIRS' experience. They needed to have a proper home, and the EP is it."

In other news, Death Cab have confirmed summer tour dates, kicking off July 5th at Los Angeles' esteemed Hollywood Bowl, where they will perform a number of songs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The tour continues through July 18th, when they will play a homecoming show just outside of Seattle at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. Support acts on the summer run include Tegan and Sara, Andrew Bird, the New Pornographers, and Ra Ra Riot. The Seattle band recently returned home following a long-awaited headline tour of Australia and Japan. As previously noted, Death Cab will kick off their spring schedule on April 5th at the Sound Academy in Toronto.


"THE OPEN DOOR" EP Available Online 3/31 * On Tour 4/7 * In Stores 4/14

1. "Little Bribes"
2. "A Diamond And A Tether"
3. "My Mirror Speaks"
4. "I Was Once A Loyal Lover"
5. "Talking Bird (Demo)"


Tour Dates

4/5-29 w/Cold War Kids and Ra Ra Riot except * Cold War Kids only and **Ra Ra Riot only
5/1-6 w/Matt Costa and Ra Ra Riot except *** Matt Costa only
5/7 Special Guests TBA

APRIL
5 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
7 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
8 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
9 Davidson, NC John Belk Arena/Davidson College
10 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
11 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
12 Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater
13 Omaha, NE Holland Theatre *
15 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkings Auditorium
17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
18 East Lansing, MI Breslin Events Center/Michigan State University
19 Waukesha, WI Van Male Fieldhouse/Carroll College
22 Bellingham, WA The Mount Baker Theater **
24 Spokane, WA McCarthey Athletic Center/Gonzaga University
25 Boise, ID The Morrison Center
27 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
29 San Diego, CA RIMAC Arena/UC San Diego *

MAY
1 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
2 New Orleans, LA Contemporary Arts Center ***
4 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
5 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
6 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
7 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

JULY
5 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl w/Tegan & Sara, New Pornographers
11 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre w/ Andrew Bird, Ra Ra Riot
14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/Andrew Bird, Ra Ra Riot
16 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum w/New Pornographers, Ra Ra Riot
17 Troutdale, OR Edgefield Amphitheatre w/New Pornographers, Ra Ra Riot
18 Redmond,WA Marymoor Park w/New Pornographers, Ra Ra Riot



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