New Music Friday: Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens and CARM, AFI, and More

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Death Cab for Cutie | The Georgia

Back in December, Death Cab for Cutie shared a new EP titled The Georgia. The group selected five tracks to cover, and they’re all by artists from the state of Georgia. The EP was previously only available to download for 24 hours and benefitted Fair Fight Action, an organization founded by politician Stacey Abrams. Death Cab for Cutie raised more than $100,000 for Fair Fight.

That’s not the only good news, now fans can hear their covers EP whenever, wherever.

Death Cab for Cutie – THE GEORGIA E.P. – Announcement

To celebrate Georgia’s runoff election victory, they released The Georgia on all streaming services. The group released their versions of R.E.M.’s classic track “Fall on Me,” Neutral Milk Hotel’s “The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt.1,” TLC’s “Waterfalls,” Cat Power’s “Metal Hearts,” and Vic Chesnutt’s “Flirted with You All My Life.” Hear them all below.

 

Sufjan Stevens and CARM | Song of Trouble

Sufjan Stevens and CARM have teamed up for a new song called “Song of Trouble.” The new track will be featured in CARM’s, known as the yMusic co-founder CJ Camerieri, first album. It’s due out January 27. See the official lyric video below.

CARM – Song of Trouble (feat. Sufjan Stevens) – official lyric video

 

AFI | “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape from Los Angeles”

AFI have released two singles from their upcoming album. This follows the band’s 2018 EP The Missing Man. As for their last studio album, it’s been about four years. The Blood Album was released back in 2017.

The California group, who are about to celebrate their 30th anniversary together, haven’t unveiled their upcoming album’s name. What we do know, however, is that it’ll be out on March 19. Accompanying the two new tracks are visualizers, which you can watch below.

AFI – Escape From Los Angeles (Official Visualizer)

 

AFI – Twisted Tongues (Official Visualizer)

 

Toni Cornell | Hunger Strike 
Chris Cornell’s daughter, Toni Cornell, is honoring her late father with a cover of  Temple Of The Dog’s “Hunger Strike,” a song Chris Cornell wrote. The track was released in 1991, marking its 30th anniversary this year. Toni shared her cover on social media along with some sweet words honoring her late father. “It’s not only one of the most iconic songs of all time but one of my personal favorites.”
Toni wrote that she recorded the cover back in April to help raise money a coronavirus relief fund. Additionally, the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation donated $50,000 to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief.
“I love you daddy and I’m so proud of what you created, who you are and everything you believed in. This song represents all of that to me .” Hear Toni’s cover of “Hunger Strike” below.

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