On March 31, Death Cab for Cutie will release Kintsugi, their first set of new music since 2011’s Codes and Keys, and the first of their albums not to feature longtime member and songwriter Chris Walla. We’ve already heard first single “Black Sun,” and most recently, “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive.” And today we finally get to hear the whole thing, courtesy of NPR First Listen. The group is still pretty heavily invested in a bigger budget sound, and they’re making the most of it, despite Walla not being a part of the record.
Listen to the Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi stream here.
Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi review:
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
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