Death Cab For Cutie have spent a lot of time in their musical careers being an outspoken advocate for social issues. Whether it has been giving proceeds of concert tickets sales in their hometown of Seattle to the school district for lunches or raising awareness about the crisis in Darfur, the band has positioned itself to be in the middle of critical social conversations.
So it should come as no surprise that the band has once again found itself in the middle of history during our current political ecosystem where the band recently released an EP called “Georgia” in celebration to the critical runoff election that determined control of the US Senate.
The album was only available for one day, but was able to raise over $100,000 for the organization Fair Fight, created by former Georgia state legislature Stacey Abrams.
“Fair Fight is grateful for the support of Death Cab for Cutie in our fight for free and fair elections in Georgia and nationwide,” Abrams said in a statement. “The Georgia EP helps tell the story of Georgia just as their contributions have helped us write the next chapter.”
With five tracks that cover Georgia artists, the band covered the likes of R.E.M, Neutral Milk Hotel, TLC, Cat Power, and even the late Vic Chesnutt.
The band has also released a limited edition peach colored vinyl, which you can find here.