Death Cab for Cutie’s first album since the departure last year of founding guitarist/keyboardist/producer Chris Walla arrives everywhere on March 31st and will be called “KINTSUGI”.
Recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Interpol) behind the board, the album takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them.
“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, who suggested the name to singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard and drummer Jason McGerr. “Philosophically, spiritually, emotionally, it seems perfect for this group of songs.”
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