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Death Cab For Cutie is back—and it feels like 2005 all over again.
Lead singer Ben Gibbard and company have shared a teaser trailer for a new yet-to-be-named album, along with announcing additional tour dates for the fall. Check the teaser video below.
The teaser video is a mellow synth-pop tune with spacey piano and shuffling drums as Gibbard croons on, “I dreamt we spoke / I dreamt we spoke again.” The preview culminates to a group shot of the band, along with the text “August 2018.” The sound and visuals reminds us of the classic Death Cab days but with a modern edge.
The new LP doesn’t have an official release date or title yet, but the teaser video promises the Grammy-nominated band’s ninth album will arrive this summer. The new record will be their first since 2015’s Kintsugi, which was generally well received by critics and fans alike and included tracks like “Black Sun,” “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive,” and “No Room in Frame.”
The indie rock band’s new album will mark their first since the departure of founding guitarist Chris Walla, who announced he was leaving the band after the release of Kintsugi. Walla was replaced by touring members Dave Depper (Menomena, Corin Tucker) and Zac Rae (Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey), both who have now officially joined the group.
Last year, Death Cab celebrated their 20-year anniversary as a band by releasing a recording of their very first show. Most recently, the band dropped the anti-Trump track “Million Dollar Loan” as part of the 30 Days, 30 Songs project.
The band will embark on a U.S. tour in support of the new album starting in Oregon this September after the group plays at the Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival in Las Vegas. Tickets for the tour go on sale May 4 and one dollar from every ticket purchased through the Death Cab website will benefit the Seattle group, Aurora Commons.