“Your New Twin Sized Bed” by Death Cab for Cutie taken from Narrow Stairs (2008 – Atlantic)
This track randomly came up while listening to my iPod last week while driving either to or from Iowa City (after your fourth or fifth trip in one week, you sort of lose track). Neither this song nor album had I given many listens. But at that moment while cruising along I-80 my ears perked it. Maybe it’s the almost-looped quality of the song. Or the meloncollie synth counter-melody that comes in the 2nd verse. Or maybe how Gibbard nails down what is sometimes the worst part of being single. Regardless, I ended up listening to the track repeatedly on the way from/to Des Moines.