Death Cab For Cutie Made A Song With Chance The Rapper

Also announce a new EP on original label, Barsuk

July 31, 2019

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Can't say we saw this one coming, Death Cab For Cutie feature on a new track titled, "Do You Remember", off Chance The Rappers long awaited debut album, 'The Big Day'.  

Out now and featuring the breezy vocals of frontman Ben Gibbard alongside instrumentation from the group's other members, the track also features an additional low key indie rock credit in the form of Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver.

It all started with a, well, chance encounter three years ago backstage at Bonnaroo. Turns out that we and @chancetherapper had a bit of a mutual admiration society going on, and we had a very fun hang in our dressing room, in which he revealed a straight-up impressive familiarity with some pretty deep Death Cab catalog cuts, and during which the possibility of a collaboration was briefly mentioned. . Fast forward to 2019, and we were truly surprised and honored when Chance got back in touch and asked us to be part of a song called "Do You Remember", which appears on his debut record, THE BIG DAY, which is out worldwide as of right now. We couldn't be more thrilled. . Thank you, Chance, and congratulations on your big day! . (photos by @racheldemy)

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Posting to Instagram, the band reveal the collaboration's origins date back to a 2016 run in with the rapper at Bonnaroo, sharing the two artists "had a bit of a mutual admiration society going on, and we had a very fun hang in our dressing room, in which he revealed a straight-up impressive familiarity with some pretty deep Death Cab catalog cuts, and during which the possibility of a collaboration was briefly mentioned."

Of course this sort of talk happens everyday, so the band were "truly surprised and honored when Chance got back in touch and asked us to be part of a song called "Do You Remember", which appears on his debut record, THE BIG DAY, which is out worldwide as of right now. We couldn't be more thrilled."

While we may never know just what Chance's favorite DCFC cuts are (Expo 86?? Title Track??) we do know, that Death Cab have a new project of their own arriving sooner than later, a new release, dubbed 'The Blue EP', will arrive Septmeber 6th and features 5 new cuts, including the just dropped "Kids In 99" which tells the story of a Bellingham pipeline explosion which took the lives of 3 youths. The EP which see's release on the band's original Seattle label, Barsuk, of course follows last year's 'Thank You Today', which served as the band's first LP without founding guitarist, Chris Walla.