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[Music News] Death Cab for Cutie is going in a new direction

If you thought Death Cab for Cutie's newest album was going to be just like Narrow Stairs, well then you thought wrong.  In an interview with Spin, Brian Gibbard explains the bands new direction and shares his enthusiasm about it.    "It's not a guitar-based record. We've been into vintage keyboards and playing with that palette," he says, citing Brian Eno's Another Green World as a reference point. "We're not adding guitars because people will be expecting them… I'm so proud of this album that at this point I don't care if people don't like it." Gibbard explains how Narrow Stairs was a dark album and called it self-loathing.  He admitted to being embarrassed about it now.  He is happy that the new record is taking on a new point of view and reflecting a different time of his life.  A big change for this album is the actual recording process.  Instead of retreating to a studio for six weeks straight, the band recorded in several different sessions with two weeks in between.  Gibbard found this style more nourishing for inspiration.  "On this record I've written a couple songs in our downtime between studios and we start recording that brand new song on the first day of the next session, which is something we've never really had the opportunity to do before."   Gibbard also explained how the writing style of this record differs from their previous works.  "This new record has turned out to be much more of a construction project," he says, adding that the band would build a song in the studio around one vocal or riff. "It makes for some very creative moments." The yet untitled album is projected to be relelased some time in the spring of 2011.  I cant wait to hear what sounds like a reinvented and interesting Death Cab. Check out a video of Brian Gibbard playing "a new song" while recently in Seattle.

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11/14/2010 9:14PM
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I think you might like Bad Books' (Manchester Orchestra/Kevin Devine) video/song, "You Wouldn't Have to Ask". Give it a spin; http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-debut-clip-bad-books
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