Next month, longtime Pacific Northwest indie rock giants Death Cab For Cutie will follow up their 2018 album Thank You For Today — and frontman Ben Gibbard’s incongruous appearance on Chance The Rapper’s The Big Day — with a new extended-play record called The Blue EP. A few weeks ago, we … More »
“Do You Remember,” the second track on Chance The Rapper’s official debut album The Big Day, features Death Cab For Cutie. According to Ben Gibbard, the collaboration was born out of a chance encounter backstage at Bonnaroo three years ago. And yesterday, on the second night of Lollapalooza in Chicago, they … More »
In 1999, when Death Cab For Cutie were only a couple of years into their career as a band, a gas pipeline exploded in their Bellingham, Washington hometown. A gas leak ignited, and the resulting fireball killed three people: One 18-year-old boy and two 10-year-old boys. Today, Death Cab For Cutie memorialize those kids, in … More »
Even before Scott Hutchison died last year, a legion of artists were lining up to honor Frightened Rabbit’s masterpiece The Midnight Organ Fight. The tribute album Tiny Changes was already in the works before Hutchison’s suicide, assembled out of reverence for an incredible set of songs. The compilation is finally coming out this … More »
Eight-time Grammy Award-nominated band Death Cab for Cutie have been releasing alternative hits for over fifteen years, and their longevity is a continued testament to the quality of their music in an over-saturated music marketplace. Now, electronic duo Louis the Child has teamed up with the band to remix “I Dreamt We Spoke Again,” and the pair continue to prove their adaptability as they branch out to a new genre and find a way to make it their own in the remix.
Chilling future bass layers intertwine with the original’s crisp vocals and instrumentals, making Louis the Child’s rendition a perfect select for repeated listening this summer. The duo cuts up the beat to add versatile sonic fillers, adding a new dynamic to the track without totally altering the soul of the original release.
Death Cab for Cutie commented on Louis The Child’s rework in an official release, explaining,
“‘I Dreamt We Spoke Again’ began as a very muted, low-key ghost of a song, but ended up being one of the more dance-oriented tracks that this band has attempted – though in a very throwback, nostalgic sense. So, it was a treat to turn it over to Louis the Child and have them apply all of the bells and whistles of 2019 dance music production to it.”
Louis the Child’s remix of “I Dreamt We Spoke Again” is out now via Atlantic Records.
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Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard has shared a cover of Minor Threat’s “Filler,” the first track off the iconic hardcore punk group’s debut self-titled EP. “I covered this only once at a solo show in D.C. in 2012. I felt like recording and sharing it today. enjoy,” Gibbard said in a brief statement … More »
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Richard Swift unfortunately passed away last year at the age of 41. Swift was a prolific, beloved figure during his life. He befriended and collaborated with many musicians in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard among them. More »
Big week for Death Cab For Cutie covers! First Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst broke out “Title And Registration” at a Better Oblivion Community Center show, and now the Beths have released a rendition of “Soul Meets Body,” off the band’s 2005 album Plans. (Last month, Halsey and “Yungblud” More »
Throughout their inaugural tour, Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst’s supergroup Better Oblivion Community Center have been doing the thing where you cover a song each night, sometimes one relevant to whichever city you’re in. On opening night in Tucson, they trotted out the Replacements’ “Can’t Hardly Wait,” which isn’t necessarily Arizona-specific. Later, they … More »
Halsey and English pop artist Yungblud recently collaborated on a new single, “11 Minutes,” featuring Travis Barker. They shared a kiss in the song’s music video, stirring up dating rumors. Today, the two covered Death Cab For Cutie’s hit from 2005’s Plans, “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.” Yungblud, real name Dominic Harrison, plays … More »