" is the fourth single from Death Cab for Cutie
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's sixth studio album, Narrow Stairs
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. It was released on March 3, 2009. The single peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks
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chart. It is the band's sixth charting single on that chart.
The song was used in the NBC drama "Heroes" in the episode "Ink". The track is also featured on the 2009 compilation album
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, Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise
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The drumbeat of the song is modeled after the "Purdie Shuffle"
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, although drummer Jason McGerr says it is more of an emulation, as opposed to a replication, of the famous drum pattern.
The video of the song is animated and created by Walter Robot
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. It features a semi-literal interpretation of the lyrics by showing a wildfire and its effect on the lives of the people in the video. The band members make a cameo appearance loading a van. The visual interpretation of the song in the video leaves out the imagery of the second verse of the song.
The video was accepted into the Los Angeles Film Festival
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where it won the Audience Choice Award for Best Music Video.
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