Death Cab For Cutie have announced the March 31 release of “Kintsugi,” the Seattle band’s first album since the departure of founding guitarist Chris Walla. It will be Death Cab’s eighth studio album and first since 2011’s “Codes And Keys.”
According to a press release: “Recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Interpol) behind the board, the album takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them. As such, kintsugi represents a compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an object’s history.”
“Considering what we were going through internally, and with what a lot of the lyrics are about, it had a great deal of resonance for us – the idea of figuring out how to repair breaks and make them a thing of beauty,” says bassist Nick Harmer, who suggested the name to singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard and drummer Jason McGerr, according to the release. “Philosophically, spiritually, emotionally, it seems perfect for this group of songs.”
The album was recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Interpol).
An “extensive tour” will be announced, according to the press release.
- NO ROOM IN FRAME
- BLACK SUN
- THE GHOSTS OF BEVERLY DRIVE
- LITTLE WANDERER
- YOU’VE HAUNTED ME ALL MY LIFE
- HOLD NO GUNS
- EVERYTHING’S A CEILING
- GOOD HELP (IS SO HARD TO FIND)
- EL DORADO
- BINARY SEA