Critically acclaimed band Death Cab for Cutie releases Kintsugi, their eighth studio album, on March 31. The effort is their follow-up to their 2011 Grammy award nominated album Codes and Keys and it’s their first project sans guitarist/keyboardist Chris Walla.
Kintsugi was recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Interpol, Muse, Franz Ferdinand) serving as a producer, with the moniker taken from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics while refusing to hide the object’s cracks.
“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. “Philosophically, spiritually, emotionally, it seems perfect for this group of songs.”
Track listing for Kintsugi (track 5’s name is just as memorable as one of their more signature tunes, “I Will Follow You Into The Dark”):
- 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
A nationwide tour in support of Kintsugi is also slated, and for up to date info on Death Cab for Cutie‘s tour info, click here.