Death Cab For Cutie Release New Single “Black Sun”

Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has announced an array of activity surrounding the release of their much-anticipated eighth studio album. KINTSUGI arrives everywhere on March 31st. The album is available for pre-order beginning tomorrow January 27th at 

KINTSUGI  which follows 2011s GRAMMY® Award-nominated CODES AND KEYS  is heralded by todays release of the albums first single, Black Sun. Listen to Black Sun here

An official companion video is currently in production, with a premiere date to be announced soon.

One of the most beloved live acts of the modern era, Death Cab for Cutie will introduce Black Sun to the world via a live performance on CBS Late Show with David Letterman, scheduled for this Thursday, January 29th. This will be followed by a performance on CBS The Late Late Show on Friday, January 30th (check local listings).

Death Cab for Cutie, has also unveiled the first leg of their upcoming North American headline tour, slated to get underway April 23rd at Kansas Citys Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland and then travel through mid-May (see attached itinerary). The upcoming performances will see the core membership of singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard, bassist Nick Harmer, and drummer Jason McGerr augmented by new touring members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley), both of whom will contribute additional guitars and keyboards. The band played their first show since the departure of founding member Chris Walla, last week in their hometown of Seattle at The Crocodile Café The Seattle Weekly hailed, The onstage chemistry between original members singer/guitarist Gibbard, bassist Nick Harmer, drummer Jason McGerr, and the new players was surprisingly heartfelt; the vibe felt as if they had been jamming together for years, and it showed in how beautifully they riffed off of each other during the sets numerous instrumental solos. Additional dates will be announced soon  for complete details and ticket information, please log on to

Recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Interpol) behind the board, KINTSUGI takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them. As such, kintsugi represents a compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an objects history.

Considering what we were going through internally, and with what a lot of the lyrics are about, it had a great deal of resonance for us  the idea of figuring out how to repair breaks and make them a thing of beauty, says bassist Nick Harmer, who suggested the name to Gibbard and McGerr. Philosophically, spiritually, emotionally, it seems perfect for this group of songs.

The spirit of KINTSUGI inspired a recent Instagram campaign in which Gibbard painted the lyrics to Black Sunonto a canvas before splitting the piece into 33 individual pieces. Those unique images were then sent at random to 33 unsuspecting Death Cab for Cutie fans who had previously put up their own photos inspired by the bands lyrics (#dcfclyrics). Over the next week, recipients posted pieces of Gibbards fragmented canvas, culminating in todays reveal of the reunited Black Sun lyric. The finished work can be viewed now at blacksun.deathcabforcutie.comand




10      Meza, AZ                FestivALTAZ

23      Kansas City, MO       Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

27      Atlanta, GA             The Fox Theatre

29      Nashville, TN           Ryman Auditorium

30      Chicago, IL              The Chicago Theatre


2        Minneapolis, MN       Northrop

4        Milwaukee, WI                   Riverside Theater

7        Toronto, ON            Sony Centre

8        Montreal, QC           Metropolis

9        Portland, ME            State Theatre

12      Louisville, KY          Iroquois Amphitheater

13      St Louis, MO            The Pageant


12      Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Bowl


3        Seattle, WA             Paramount Theatre


1.       No Room In Frame

2.       Black Sun

3.       The Ghost of Beverly Drive

4.       Little Wanderer

5.       Youve Haunted Me All My Life

6.       Hold No Guns

7.       Everythings A Ceiling

8.       Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)

9.       El Dorado

10.   Ingénue

11.   Binary Sea