This is, undoubtedly, the most metal side of Death Cab For Cutie you will ever see. Released around the turn of the century puts this unique 7-inch closer to the groupâ€™s beginning than today, and was pre-dated (in Barsuk standards) only by Something About Airplanes, though the single was released in March 2000 to coincide with the release of We Have The Facts And Weâ€™re Voting Yes.
The long hair and grungy metal look is almost appropriate for the series this single appears in â€” Death Cab is much mellower than your typical Sub Pop Singles Club artist. The Sub Pop Singles Club has long been a mainstay for fans of some of the greatest up-and-coming acts in the independent scene (In other words, youâ€™ll definitely be seeing more from the Singles Club on Cover Art, from its early days in the 90s to the third installment championing Sub Popâ€™s 20th anniversary).
Here, the group delivers two well-known tracks from their early days: â€œUnderwaterâ€ and â€œArmy Corps Of Architectsâ€. The B-Side, â€œArmy Corps Of Architectsâ€, was originally released on You Can Play These Songs With Chords, released via Elsinor Records as a cassette in 1997.