The Open Door
EP features four songs that were recorded during the Narrow Stairs
sessions that were eventually cut, plus a demo version of "Talking Bird
" with just Gibbard singing and playing the ukelele. Bassist Nick Harmer said to MTV News of the four original tracks: "It's not like they're castoffs or anything; they're part of the Narrow Stairs
experience. They needed to have a proper home, and the EP is it."