New song 'Kids In '99' is about a very recent tragedy...

Death Cab For Cutie will release their new EP 'The Blue' on September 6th.

The band released their album 'Thank You For Today' last year, and followed this with some graceful live performances.

Not content with resting on their laurels, the American indie rock legends went straight back into the studio.

New EP 'The Blue' will be released on September 6th - order it HERE - with two songs produced by Peter Katis, and two songs produced by Rich Costey, alongside one self-produced effort.

New song 'Kids In '99' leads the way, and it's a tribute to the children who died in the Bellingham Olympic Pipeline explosion in Seattle, Washington back in 1999.

Billed as a "folk song" of sorts, it's an incredibly affecting listen, made all the more potent by the knowledge that it is rooted in fact.

Ben Gibbard explains: “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.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

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