Death Cab For Cutie Take Over Stereogum

Today we’re doing something we’ve never done before. It’s gonna be a lot of fun and/or a total disaster. We’re handing over the blog to Death Cab For Cutie. All day Ben, Chris, Nick, and Jason will be trolling YouTube, refreshing The Hype Machine, and surveying all the news crossing Stereogum’s RSS. This is very exciting for us because it means we have the day off. Also everyone at Stereogum is a longtime fan of Death Cab For Cutie. We don’t give free t-shirts to just anyone.

The band’s new album Narrow Stairs, which you guys have been enjoying, is the #1 album in the country right now. A song from it was even featured on Gossip Girl last night. And yet they agreed to spend the day blogging for Stereogum. We hope you’ll make them feel welcome by sending tips to [email protected] or shouting words of encouragement and burning questions in the comments.

Before we get this started, we’ve got a premiere video and MP3 of Stairs standout “Long Division,” recorded at DCFC’s Seattle studio during the band’s final pre-tour rehearsal.

You can embed the video on your blog with the following code:

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And here’s the tune for your portable music device.

Death Cab For Cutie – “Long Division” (Seattle Session) (MP3)

Now we’re off to see Iron Man or something. Don’t forget to tip your guestbloggers. And in case they don’t mention it, you can catch Death Cab on tour now.