Death Cab for Cutie Announce New Album

Death Cab at Sasquatch - photo by Josh Bis

Just in time for their Sasquatch! headlining spot, longtime Seattle favorites Death Cab for Cutie have announced their follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Narrow Stairs on their website. The new one is called Codes and Keys, slated for release May 31st via Atlantic. In a BBC Radio interview, guitarist Chris Walla revealed that the album was mixed by none other than My Bloody Valentine producer Alan Moulder, and that Ben Gibbard’s previous comments that the record would feature “less guitars and more synths” are more or less accurate. The focus has shifted from guitar strumming to synths and reverb, but the guitars aren’t totally gone – they just take a backseat this go-around. According to Walla, the album will be 11-12 tracks, and the lead single is called “You Are A Tourist.”

Watch the interview below:

This entry was posted in Music News, Today in Music and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Dan
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Narrow stairs came out in 2008

  2. JF
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    That should be Alan Moulder, right?

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tablets, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed


    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is an
    affiliate of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories