Death Cab For Cutie announce new album and drop first single
Death Cab For Cutie announced the release date of their next studio album Wednesday (June 13). Titled ‘Thank You For Today’, the American alternative rock band’s ninth full-length to date, is set to drop August 17 and is available for preorder now.
The band also shared the lead single from the album “Gold Rush” and its accompanying video, which follows frontman Ben Gibbard frustratedly strolling through increasingly packed city streets.
The breezy, piano-brimming song finds the singer lamenting on the changing face of his hometown city of Seattle, which has experienced extraordinary growth in terms of jobs, construction and population in recent years.
His memories of Seattle are intimately connected to specific places. When the places and buildings in which he formed memories began to be remodeled or demolished, his memories attached to those places likewise changed or disappeared.
‘Thank You For Today’ features production and mixing by Rich Costley, who also worked his magic on Death Cab’s successful 2015 effort, Kintsugi. The album will be followed by a tour in North America this fall.
See the “Gold Rush” video below.