The collection consists of five tracks, including nostalgic early singles “Kids in ’99” and “To the Ground”. The former track in particular sees frontman Ben Gibbard reflecting on a deadly gas pipeline explosion that occurred two decades ago in the group’s hometown of Bellingham, Washington.
This new EP follows 2018’s Thank You for Today album and is said to “share a similar conception but different births,” according to Gibbard. The Blue EP also comes after DCFC’s collaboration with Chance the Rapper, “Do You Remember”.
In support of both the EP and their more recent full-length, the veteran indie rockers will play a handful of North American tour dates this month. Grab your tickets here.
The Blue EP Artwork:
The Blue EP Tracklist:
01. To the Ground
02. Kids in ‘99
03. Man in Blue
04. Before the Bombs
05. Blue Bloods
Below, revisit Gibbard’s appearance on Kyle Meredith with… from last summer.