News - January 12, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie announce new album Kintsugi
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Death Cab For Cutie announce new album Kintsugi

Death Cab For Cutie have announced full details of their new album, which is to be titled Kintsugi. 

The Washington band, now a trio after the departure of their longtime guitarist and key songwriter Chris Walla last year, will release their new album on March 31st.

The album is the follow-up to the band's 2011 effort Codes and Keys (which you can preview on the right of the page), you can see the album's artwork below. 

Describing why the band had chosen the title, bassist Nick Harmer told Rolling Stone: "It's a Japanese style of art where they take fractured, broken ceramics and put them back together with very obvious, real gold. It's making the repair of an object a visual part of its history. That resonated with us as a philosophy, and it connected to a lot of what we were going through, both professionally and personally."

He said: "In the West, if you break an heirloom, you either throw it away or you make the repair as invisible as possible. But there's this artistic movement in Japan where the repair of it, the damage of it, is more important as part of the history of something than repairing it to its original state."


The tracklisting for Kintsugi is as follows:

'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'

Codes and Keys
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