Death Cab For Cutie are streaming their new album ‘Kintsugi’ online one week ahead of its official release (March 30).
Listen below via NPR.
‘Kintsugi’ is the band’s eighth record and their first release since the departure of long-time guitarist and producer Chris Walla.
Commenting on the album, frontman Ben Gibbard has said that he hopes the band’s past will not affect fans’ enjoyment of their new music. “I completely respect and understand why people love ‘Transatlanticism’ or ‘We Have The Facts…’ or ‘Narrow Stairs’,” said Gibbard, “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.”
Walla played his last live show in September 2014 before leaving the group after 15 years. ‘Kintsugi’ will feature some of his work completed before the departure.
The ‘Kintsugi’ tracklisting is:
‘No Room In Frame’
‘The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive’
‘You’ve Haunted Me All My Life’
‘Hold No Guns’
‘Everything’s A Ceiling’
‘Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)’