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Watch Death Cab for Cutie Perform “Gold Rush” and “The Sound of Settling” on “Kimmel”

Thank You For Today Due Out This Friday via Atlantic; Plus They Performed Three Other Songs

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Death Cab for Cutie are releasing a new album, Thank You For Today, this Friday (August 17) via Atlantic. Last night the band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform the album’s first single “Gold Rush” on the air. Then they did a mini concert of four other songs for a web-exclusive performance, including Thank You For Today tracks “Autumn Love,” “Your Hurricane,” and “Summer Years,” as well as the classic track “The Sound of Settling” (from 2003’s Transatlanticism). Frontman Ben Gibbard wore a T-shirt that read “Save Our Showbox” in reference to the Seattle’s Showbox Theater, which is in danger of being torn down and replaced by luxury apartments. Check out the videos below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Previously they shared a video for its first single, “Gold Rush,” performed the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and also shared a lyric video for “Gold Rush” featuring frontman Ben Gibbard holding the lyrics on large cards, Bob Dylan-style. (“Gold Rush” was one of our Songs of the Week.) Then they shared another song from the album, “I Dreamt We Spoke Again,” via a lyric video that featured the lyrics on top of images of clouds (it was an honorable mention in our Songs of the Week list). Then they shared a third single from the album, “Autumn Love” (it was also an honorable mention in our Songs of the Week list). Then NPR streamed the whole album a week early.

The new album will be their first not to feature any contributions from founding guitarist/producer Chris Walla, who left the band after the recording of their last album, 2015’s Kintsugi (which Walla didn’t produce, but did play on). It’s also the first album where cofounders Ben Gibbard and Nick Harmer, as well as longtime member Jason McGerr, were joined in the studio by newer members Dave Depper and Zac Rae, who have been touring members since 2015.

In June the band announced some fall tour dates and shared a teaser video for the album, which seemed to indicate an August release and featured a snippet of new music.

One dollar from each ticket to the band’s tour purchased through the band’s website will be donated to The Aurora Commons, which a press release says is “a Seattle based non-profit organization which offers a safe space for unhoused neighbors to rest, prepare a meal, connect to resources, and collectively create a healthy and vibrant community.”

Read our 2015 interview with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard.

Death Cab for Cutie Tour Dates:

09-21 Las Vegas, NV - Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
09-24 Eugene, OR - Hult Center for the Performing Arts
09-25 Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
09-27 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre Berkeley
09-29 Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren
10-01 Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
10-02 Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10-03 Madison, WI - The Sylvee
10-05 St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
10-07 Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
10-09 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
10-12 Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
10-13 Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
10-14 Boston, MA - Boch Wang Theatre
10-17 Washington, DC - Anthem
10-18 Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavilion
10-19 Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy
10-20 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10-22 Miami, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach
10-23 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
11-15 São Paulo, Brazil - Popload Festival

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