Death Cab for Cutie announced yesterday via their website that they will release a new album on May 21st.
The album, titled Codes and Keys, will be their first studio release since Narrow Stairs in 2008. Their latest track, ‘Meet Me on the Equinox’ was written for and featured in The Twilight Saga: New Moon just over a year ago.
Codes and Keys has been described by the band to be less “guitar-centric” than their previous work, which may or may not be a good thing. Death Cab’s acoustic work has always been particularly beautiful, and perhaps now we’ll see what they can really do away from that particular style.
Definitely worth a listen, Death Cab do something refreshingly different with the indie-rock genre. Listen to the Grammy nominated ‘I Will Follow You Into the Dark’ from 2005’s Plans, here.