Death Cab for Cutie Releases “An Arrow In The Wall” With B-Side Remix By CHVRCHES

August 17, 2023

Death Cab for Cutie Releases “An Arrow In The Wall”

With B-Side Remix By CHVRCHES

20TH Anniversary Co-Headling US Tour With The Postal Service Kicks Off in September

Death Cab for Cutie has shared new two-sided, 12” single, “An Arrow in the Wall” (buy/stream here + order on vinyl here).

With an original recording produced by John Congleton, today’s release also includes a remix by synth-pop band CHVRCHES and visualizers courtesy of frequent collaborator Juliet Bryant (Justin Vernon, Japanese Breakfast, Laura Jane Grace) – watch the original visualizer here + remix visualizer here.

Of today’s release, lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Gibbard shares:

“‘An Arrow In the Wall’ is about the warning signs all around us in the 21st century that society-at-large is in decay. The arrow lodged in the wall might have missed this time, but it would be naive to assume the next one won’t also.

We have been good friends with CHVRCHES since touring together in 2019. They took our maudlin little dance track and turned it into a major key club banger.”

The new track is beyond enticing, it’s got this rebellious hook and is filled with addictive passages and loops. The lyrics and vocal notes are placed at the centre of this audacious creation and they keep the audience penned to the journey. The brooding tonality emerges and delivers such complexity to the ensemble.

“An Arrow in the Wall” follows a series of exciting announcements from the band, who is gearing up to embark upon their highly-anticipated co-headline tour with The Postal Service this Autumn.

The tour will bring together tens of thousands of fans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of two seminal albums – Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism and The Postal Service’s Give Up (both released back in 2003 with a total recording budget of just $20k between the two LP’s).

The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie have also launched a limited-edition online poster series, to celebrate the upcoming tour. From August 9 through September 6, the bands will reveal a new poster available for pre-order each Wednesday, designed by a favorite artist of theirs. They’ve recruited Kozyndan, who created the artwork for three of the original Postal Service singles, as well as Jesse LedouxJose Garcia of Zoca StudioKii Arens, and Brijean for the project. Posters will be available in both The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie webstores.

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