monday always brings us the goodies in terms of full albums. another good one for today is death cab for cutie’s newest outing, kitsungi. admittedly, i haven’t listened to this band in depth since narrow stairs, their last album that truly impressed me. but the recent string of singles from kitsungi have been enticing enough to give this a whirl. listen via NPR.
the death cab fellas have released another new single to follow up “black sun,” after performing it live for the past month or so. listen to “no room in frame” above, and stay tuned for more from kitsungi, due out march 25th.
death cab for cutie will release their new album, kitsungi, on march 31st. this will be the last album with chris walla, which is the worst news about this all. the band have released their first single from the outing, “black sun,” in the form of a lyric video. and to go along with it, the announcement of a full set of tour dates (which will be the first without walla). hit the jump for those.
this is it, folks. DCFC’s last outing with original member and backbone of the band’s sound, chris walla. kintsungi is the last album he’ll be a part of, so i’m expecting big things. strange to say about a band who hasn’t released an album i’ve liked the last three times around.
a symbolic name to say the least:
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.
1. No Room in Frame
2. Black Sun
3. The Ghosts of Beverly Drive
4. Little Wanderer
5. You’ve Haunted Me All My Life
6. Hold No Guns
7. Everything’s a Ceiling
8. Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)
9. El Dorado
11. Binary Sea
remember how much of an emo rite of passage this album was? well soak in the fact that it’s 10 years old and you’re far removed from those days. and if not, reevaluate some things and get happy. but in the meantime, head over to NPR and listen to the album’s 10-year anniversary reissue.
at the link below, hear the electronic anthology project’s take on death cab for cutie’s plans single, 2005’s “soul meets body.” created by built to spill’s brett nelson with a completely new vocal track by ben gibbard, the song sounds more like something from new order than it does the postal service. so fans of bleep blorp can take a backseat.
death cab for cutie is a name synonymous with twee, instagram, and seth cohen. perhaps hoping to kill of that bit of misnomer, the band decided to fold a little hardboiled crime fiction into their new video for “underneath the sycamore” from last year’s codes and keys. the result is a gritty animated thriller with a twist ending. check it out above.
death cab stops by the kimmel studios to perform “you are a tourist” and “underneath the sycamore,” two of codes and keys finest. that being said, this recent zooey break up will hopefully have ben gibbard in prime form: will he finally release a SAD follow-up to plans? i mean, he already has the break up beard!
death cab’s frontman gibbstacks, as he’ll henceforth be known, plants himself on a picturesque porch with an acoustic watching warm images of young love in the new video for “stay young, go dancin'” from death cab for cutie’s latest lp codes and keys.
as a sweetheart sendoff to death cab, whom frightened rabbit was opening for on tour and, as a thanks for their support on invisible children, a stubbly scott hutchison posts up upon what looks like the world’s larget tree to perform the dcfc plans track “different names for the same thing.” enjoy.