New album marks band's first since departure of founder member Chris Walla
Death Cab For Cutie have announced details of new album ‘Kintsugi’.
The band will release the Rich Costey-produced album on March 30. It is their first since founder member Chris Walla departed the group in 2014.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, frontman Ben Gibbard (pictured above) 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 completed work on the album before leaving the band. He played his last live show in September 2014 and left the group after being a member for 15 years. Walla previously produced all of Death Cab’s seven studio albums.
The ‘Kintsugi’ tracklisting is as follows:
‘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)’