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Death Cab For Cutie announce acoustic version of Asphalt Meadows album with rework of "Pepper" and cover of Low's "The Plan"

31 January 2023, 15:05 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Death Cab For Cutie have announced an acoustic version of last year's Asphalt Meadows album, and have released the acoustic rework of "Pepper" alongside a cover of Low's "The Plan" to accompany the news.

The acoustic version of "Pepper" and cover of Low's "The Plan" follow Ben Gibbard's recent theme song for Apple TV+’s new comedy series Shrinking.

Gibbard says of their Low cover: "I first saw Low in 1994 opening for Sunny Day Real Estate at the OK Hotel in Seattle. Since then, they’ve been one of the most influential and important bands of my life. It was the fulfilment of my teenage self’s indie rock dream when our bands became friends while on tour together in 2012.

"We were incredibly saddened by Mimi’s passing this past November. She was an incredible artist and an even better human being.

"We believe the best way to remember the musicians we lose is to play their songs. "The Plan" has always been one of our favourite Low songs and is presented here in tribute to Mimi."

Asphalt Meadows, Death Cab For Cutie's tenth album, landed in September 2022.


  1. I Don’t Know How I Survive (Acoustic)
  2. Roman Candles (Acoustic)
  3. Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic)
  4. Rand McNally (Acoustic)
  5. Here to Forever (Acoustic)
  6. Foxglove Through The Clearcut (Acoustic)
  7. Pepper (Acoustic)
  8. I Miss Strangers (Acoustic)
  9. Wheat Like Waves (Acoustic)
  10. Fragments From the Decade (Acoustic)
  11. I’ll Never Give Up On You (Acoustic)
  12. The Plan

"Pepper (Acoustic)" and their cover of Low's "The Plan" are both out now. Death Cab For Cutie will release their Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic) album 10 March.

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