New Death Cab For Cutie Album On The Horizon? We Have The Video And We’re Voting Yes

We all knew Ben Gibbard was a punk rocker and that Chris Walla was singing again. We even gave you a Death Cab For Cutie studio update a ways back … but we didn’t realize how close the boys were to their next album until we saw this behind the scenes video splashing over at the official DCFC website (thanks, Tyler!). Does it ever strike you that Gibbard owns quite an array of similar, but slightly different button-down shirts? And, while dudes are definitely maintaining the eye of the tiger — “I just don’t feel like we have anything to prove,” etc. — have you ever seen more idyllic footage of a band recording? Where are the drunken brawls, Metallica therapy sessions, the celebratory snorting of cocaine off of groupies, and “I’m in the Postal Service, bitch” diva moments? The footage is bland, but the moody background music sounds promising. Great bass line, gents. The as yet untitled album is out this May via Atlantic.

Death Cab For Cutie – “Soul Meets Body” (MP3)
Death Cab For Cutie – “A Movie Script Ending” (MP3)
Death Cab For Cutie – “For What Reason” (MP3)

Death Cab For Cutie Announces New Album, Out May 2008