DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – ” Here to Forever “

Posted: July 17, 2022 in MUSIC

Death Cab for Cutie are releasing a new album, “Asphalt Meadows”, due September 16th via Atlantic Records. This week they shared the album’s second single, “Here to Forever,” via an amusing video in which frontman Benjamin Gibbard has to press the band’s own vinyl after encountering some incompetent workers at the pressing plant. Lance Bangs directed the video, which also features comedians Natalie Palamides and Courtney Pauroso.

“In every movie I watch from the ’50s/There’s only one thought that swirls around my head now/And that’s that everyone there on the screen/Yeah, everyone there on the screen, well, they’re all dead now,” Gibbard sings at the start of “Here to Forever”.

Gibbard had this to say about the song in a press release: “It’s a song both about our impermanence and the anxiety of these times. It’s also about wanting to believe in something bigger even when it feels like nothing is out there.”

Previously Death Cab for Cutie had shared the album’s first single, “Roman Candles,” Then they shared a music video for the song that was shot in one take and featured the band performing the song while roman candle fireworks explode around them.

John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten) produced “Asphalt Meadows“, which is the follow-up to 2018’s “Thank You For Today”.

Formed in Bellingham, WA in 1997, Death Cab for Cutie almost immediately entered the ranks of the era’s definitive bands, fuelled in large part by the remarkable power of co-founder, vocalist, guitarist, and lead songwriter Benjamin Gibbard’s complex, often bittersweet songcraft. “Asphalt Meadows” is their tenth studio album and finds them exploring further into their own unique sound,

Gibbard was instrumental in helping us all get through the first year of the pandemic, especially when we were all under lockdown, with his regular “Live From Home” livestreams performed in 2020 at first daily and then weekly from his home studio.

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