Death Cab for Cutie announce new album, drop new single

US indie-rock band Death Cab for Cutie have just announced the upcoming release of their ninth studio album, Thank You for Today, which is due for release on August 17. In addition, they have also dropped the first single from the album, ‘Gold Rush’, and its accompanying music video.

Death Cab for Cutie formed back in 1997 in Washington. Originally the solo project of lead singer Ben Gibbard, a complete band was formed in 1998, signing to Barsuk Records.

The band then released their debut album Something About Airplanes in 1998. Since then, Death Cab for Cutie have reached commercial success, with eight Grammy nominations spanning over several years.

Thank You for Today will act as the follow up to the band’s 2015 album, Kintsugi. Being a success commercially, Kintsugi debuted at #1 on Billboard’s ‘Top Alternative Albums’. This coupled with the band’s previous Grammy nominations make us reckon this upcoming album is sure to be a hit.

‘Gold Rush’ is a bit of a slower, melancholic song that explores the reluctance of having a neighbourhood be redeveloped. With keyboards, drums and harmonizing backing vocals layered underneath Gibbard’s apathetic vocals, ‘Gold Rush’ makes for a nostalgic sounding track.

Accompanying this single release is the music video for ‘Gold Rush’, which is directed by Alex Southam, who has also directed music videos for the likes of Alt-J and Mumford and Sons. The video follows Gibbard singing whilst walking through a crowded neighbourhood, a perfect fit for a song about gentrification.

Thank You for Today is out August 17 via Atlantic Records, and you can pre-order the album or stream ‘Gold Rush’ here. Check out the music video for ‘Gold Rush’ down below.

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