Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard: ‘I’m so proud of our new album’

The group's seventh studio effort will be released early next year

Death Cab For Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard has revealed he is “so proud” of their forthcoming new album.

The frontman admitted that he is so pleased with what will be their seventh studio effort that he doesn’t “care if people don’t like it.”

“It’s not a guitar-based record,” he told Spin. “We’ve been into vintage keyboards and playing with that palette. We’re not adding guitars because people will be expecting them… I’m so proud of this album that at this point I don’t care if people don’t like it.”

Set to be the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Narrow Stairs’, the as-yet untitled album was recorded two weeks at a time in Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco and Seattle.

“We’re all moving into a period in our lives where family is very important,” he explained. “So living off in the woods for a month away from family isn’t something we want to do.”

He added: “On this record I’ve written a couple songs in our downtime between studios and we start recording that brand new song on the first day of the next session, which is something we’ve never really had the opportunity to do before.”

The new album is due to be released in spring next year. Meanwhile, the band will also support Foo Fighters at one of their Milton Keynes Bowl gigs on July 3, although Gibbard said that the group are unlikely to be heading out on an extensive tour of their own.

“I would love to find myself making a record a year from now rather than moving into our seventh straight month of tour,” he revealed. “I’d like to capitalise on feeling inspired to writing rather than hobbling up onstage and jumping around for two hours in Dresden.”