Eighteen years after releasing their debut album You Can Play These Songs With Chords, and the crushing announcement last year that founding member Chris Walla was planning to leave, Washington State’s Death Cab For Cutie are still proving to be strong with today’s part-release of newest project “Kintsugi”. The name of the album, referring to the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold thus ironically raising the value, was aptly suggested originally as a title by Walla, and Kintsugi is the first of their eight releases to not have been produced by him (though he does perform on it). Having already released four tracks from the album since January, Kintsugi is now available for streaming in full via NPR‘s First Listen. The album was produced by Rich Costey, who in the past has worked with established artists such as Frank Turner, Muse, Sigur Rós and Santigold.
Stream Death Cab For Cutie’s newest album “Kintsugi” via the link here.