Death Cab for Cutie have today released a new single, called “Here to Forever,” along with a music video written and directed by filmmaker Lance Bangs (Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Kanye West). The visual shows lead singer Ben Gibbard take the reins on packaging the band’s vinyl – after a conversation with two pressing plant employees, played by comedians Natalie Palamides and Courtney Pauroso – cut between clips of the band performing the new song.
Gibbard said, “It’s a song both about our impermanence and the anxiety of these times. It’s also about wanting to believe in something bigger even when it feels like nothing is out there.”
“Here to Forever” follows “Roman Candles,” the first track released off Death Cab for Cutie’s upcoming 10th studio album, Asphalt Meadows, due out September 16th.
Death Cab For Cutie is set to appear on CBS Saturday Morning to perform and discuss the new record on July 30th.