Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun”

In a couple of months, indie rock institution Death Cab For Cutie will release their new album Kintsugi, their last effort with guitarist and producer Chris Walla. They’ve been playing new songs live and inviting fans to piece together the lyrics to first single “Black Sun.” It’s a big, sweeping ballad with a whole lot of synth and guitars more processed than I’ve ever heard of them. They still sound like Death Cab, largely because everything Ben Gibbard ever does, including the non-Death Cab stuff, will always sound at least a little bit like Death Cab. But this one is different, from the churning bass sound to the Edge-style guitar solo. Check out the lyric video and the band’s just-announced tour dates (with touring members Dave Depper and Zac Rae in Walla’s absence) below.

04/10 Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park
04/23 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland ^
04/27 Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre ^
04/29 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium ^
04/30 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre ^
05/02 Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium ^
05/04 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
05/07 Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts ^
05/08 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Theatre ^
05/09 Portland, ME @ State Theatre ^
05/12 Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater ^
05/13 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
06/08 London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
06/09 London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
06/13 Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
06/14 Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest
06/15 Stockholm, SE @ Munchenbryggeriet
06/23 Zagreb, CH @ inMusic Festival
06/27 Dusseldorf, DE @ Open Source Festival
07/12 Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *

^ = w/ The Antlers
* = w/ tUnE-yArDs

Kintsugi is out 3/31 via Atlantic.