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Death Cab For Cutie announce new album, share “Gold Rush”

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photo by Eliot Lee Hazel

Death Cab For Cutie have announced their ninth album, Thank You For Today, due August 17 via Atlantic Records. It’s the band’s first album without founding member Chris Walla (who left during the making of 2015’s Kintsugi but did contribute to that album), and their first with current touring members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, etc) and Zac Rae (Leonard Cohen, Lana Del Rey, My Brightest Diamond, etc) joining them in the studio. Like Kintsugi, it was produced by Rich Costey, who is the first outside producer the band has worked with.

The lead single is “Gold Rush” and it’s a laid-back dose of piano-fueled alternative rock that kinda sounds a little like late ’90s Britpop — or maybe it just feels that way because of the video’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony” vibes. Save for Ben Gibbard’s unmistakable voice, it doesn’t sound like classic Death Cab, but it’s a pretty good look for the band at this point in their career. Check it out below. They’ll be playing the song on Colbert next Thursday (6/21).

Death Cab’s upcoming tour includes Brooklyn shows at Kings Theatre on October 12 and 13 with Charly Bliss (only single-seat tickets left), and they just added second shows in Philly and Boston, which go on sale this Friday (6/15). Updated dates are listed below.

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Death Cab Thank You

Tracklist
1. I Dreamt We Spoke Again
2. Summer Years
3. Gold Rush
4. Your Hurricane
5. When We Drive
6. Autumn Love
7. Northern Lights
8. You Moved Away
9. Near/Far
10. 60 & Punk

Death Cab For Cutie — 2018 Tour Dates
JUNE
16 Amstelveen, NL Amsterdamse Bos Theater *SOLD OUT*
18 London, ENG Robert Smith’s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre *SOLD OUT*
19 London, ENG Scala *SOLD OUT*
23 Seattle, WA Paramount 90th Anniversary Celebration

AUGUST
2 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre *SOLD OUT*
3 Boise, ID Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
4-5 Missoula, MT Travelers’ Rest
11 San Diego, CA 91X X-Fest 2018
12 Long Beach, CA ALT 98.7 Summer Camp 2018

SEPTEMBER
21 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
24 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts *
25 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium *
27 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley †
29 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren * *SOLD OUT*

OCTOBER
1 Dallas, TX Bomb Factory *
2 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
3 Madison, WI The Sylvee *
5 St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre *
7 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theater *
9 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater *
10 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater *
12 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre *
13 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre *
14 Boston, MA Boch Center Wang Theatre *
15 Boston, MA Boch Center Wang Theatre *
17 Washington DC The Anthem *
18 Charlottesville, VA Sprint Pavilion *
19 Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Roxy Theater *
20 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
22 Miami, FL The Fillmore Miami Beach *
23 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live *

NOVEMBER
10 Santiago, CH Fauna Primavera
11 Buenos Aires, AR Personal Fest 2018
15 São Paulo, BR Popload Festival
18 Mexico City, MX Corona Capital

* w/ Charly Bliss
† w/ Cold War Kids

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