Death Cab for Cutie Announce New Album, “Kintsugi”

Out March 31

Jan 12, 2015 Bookmark and Share


Death Cab For Cutie have officially announced the forthcoming release of their eighth studio album, titled Kintsugi. Arriving March 31, the new LP follows 2011's Codes and Keys and is the last album to feature founding member Chris Walla, who departed the band last year.

In an interview with Rolling Stone bassist Nick Harmer explains that the record's title from a "a Japanese style of art where they take fractured, broken ceramics and put them back together with very obvious, real gold. It's making the repair of an object a visual part of its history. That resonated with us as a philosophy, and it connected to a lot of what we were going through, both professionally and personally. In the West, if you break an heirloom, you either throw it away or you make the repair as invisible as possible. But there's this artistic movement in Japan where the repair of it, the damage of it, is more important as part of the history of something than repairing it to its original state."

Frontman Ben Gibbard adds, "This is an opportunity for the band to become something it could only become by losing a founding member. It's our goal to make records that rank amongst the best work we've ever done. I completely respect and understand why people love Transatlanticism or We Have the Facts… or Narrow Stairs. And I would hope that as we move forward, people listen with as little prejudice as they can and try to hear the music for what it is and not what they want it to be." 

In addition to included cover art the band has provided the album's tracklist, which can be found below.

Kintsugi:

1. "No Room in Frame"
2. "Black Sun"
3. "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive"
4. "Little Wanderer"
5. "You've Haunted Me All My Life"
6. "Hold No Guns"
7. "Everything's a Ceiling"
8. "Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)"
9. "El Dorado"
10. "Ingénue"
11. "Binary Sea"

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