Death Cab For Cutie Announces ‘The Georgia E.P’ Covers Collection Benefiting Fair Fight
Death Cab for Cutie will release a five-song set of covers, The Georgia E.P. starting at 12:01 a.m. PT this Friday, December 4 via Bandcamp. Proceeds will go toward voting rights organization Fair Fight. The EP, which the band dedicated to “Stacey Abrams and all the hardworking men and women at Fair Fight,” will only be available to download for 24 hours.
Death Cab For Cutie recorded covers of songs by Georgia-native musicians. Included are DCFC’s versions of “Waterfalls” by TLC, “King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1″ by Neutral Milk Hotel, “Fall On Me” by R.E.M., “Flirted With You All My Life” by Vic Chesnutt and “Metal Heart” by Cat Power. The covers were recorded, produced and engineered by DCFC over four days in November.
The band shared a note regarding the covers EP, stating in part:
Last month, Georgia flipped blue for the first time in a Presidential election since 1992 – due in large part to the tireless efforts of Stacey Abrams and the men and women who work alongside her at Fair Fight.
We’ve recorded this collection of music as both a celebration of this monumental achievement, and to provide support for the fight ahead – in this case the upcoming special Senate election in January. With control of the Senate on the line, and with it the fate of so many things we care about, from climate action, to criminal justice reform, to voting rights, and everything in between – the stakes are uniquely high this time around.
As for The Georgia E.P. itself – we love it. It was recorded remotely over four days in our home studios during a productive blast of activity a few weeks ago, and mixed just a couple days later. In a year where so much of what we love to do has been put on pause, it felt so good to be making music together again.
We’ve set $7 as the minimum donation for this collection, and if that’s all you can give, you’ve done more than enough – thank you! But if you are fortunate enough to have a few extra bucks lying around, we encourage you to contribute up to whatever amount you’re comfortable with. It’s all going to a good cause.
Thank you for contributing, and we sincerely hope that you enjoy listening to this E.P. as much as we enjoyed making it.