Death Cab For Cutie writing new music following Postal Service shows

The band have reportedly started work on their eighth studio album

Death Cab For Cutie have reportedly started work on their eighth studio album.

It comes after front man Ben Gibbard’s spell reuniting with The Postal Service. The band, who released their most recent album ‘Codes And Keys’ in 2011, have reportedly begun sessions for the new album in a Seattle studio, according to Rolling Stone.

Back in August Death Cab For Cutie revealed they would reissue their breakthrough album ‘Transatlanticism’ to mark its tenth anniversary. The album will come out on October 29.

Ben Gibbard recently reunited with his Postal Service band mate Jimmy Tamborello for a run of shows on the tenth anniversary of their album ‘Give Up’. The duo played dates in Manchester and London back in May, after appearing at Californian festival Coachella.

In a message on their official website published in August the band announced their brief reunion had ended. “Thanks to everyone who came and saw us this spring/summer,” they wrote. “It meant the world to us. And with that, we are closed for business.”