Death Cab for Cutie cease their tease and announce their ninth studio album Thank You For Today

Death Cab for Cutie cease their tease and announce their ninth studio album Thank You For Today
Photo: Eliot Lee Hazel

Remember last month when beloved band Death Cab for Cutie — you know, the band — teased a new album for an August 2018 release? Remember how there’s been absolutely zero news about it to report on since? Well, after many sleepless nights spent re-watching The O.C for all the Death Cab references, realizing that Seth Cohen is indeed a tool*, wondering when we would get an album title — let alone a tracklisting! — let alone a single! — here we are.

Call it Chrismukkah in June, because Death Cab for Cutie have officially announced their new album Thank You for Today, revealed its full tracklisting, and shared its first single.

Thank You for Today will be Death Cab’s ninth studio album, out August 18 via Atlantic Records (pre-order ithere). And in case you didn’t read, or worse, forgot our previous post about the band, this will be the first Death Cab album to feature Dave Depper and Zac Rae as full members, spicing up the usual Ben Gibbard-Nick Harmer-Jason McGerr recipe. The first single is called “Gold Rush” and… confirmed: I’ve checked with all my sources and yep, it sure sounds like a Death Cab for Cutie song.

You can watch the music video for “Gold Rush” down below. If music videos aren’t your thing, feel free to experience the song on its own terms by clicking play before navigating away to that tab you’ve got open about radishes. Make sure to also check out the artwork and full tracklisting for Thank You for Today, as well as all of Death Cab for Cutie’s upcoming tour dates, down below. One dollar from every ticket purchased through the band’s website will go to benefit of The Aurora Commons, a Seattle non-profit.

*Seth Cohen being a tool is in no way a reflection or judgement on Death Cab for Cutie, their music, their fans, the first and fourth seasons of The O.C., Atlantic Records, or those UPS commercials with that one Postal Service song in them.

Thank You for Today

01. I Dreamt We Spoke Again
02. Summer Years
03. Gold Rush
04. Your Hurricane
05. When We Drive
06. Autumn Love
07. Northern Lights
08. You Moved Away
09. Near/Far
10. 60 & Punk

Death Cab tour dates

06.16.18 — Amstelveen, NL — Amsterdamse Bos Theater
06.18.18 — London, UK — Robert Smith’s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre
06.19.18 — London, UK — Scala
06.23.18 — Seattle, WA — Paramount 90th Anniversary Celebration
08.02.18 — Salt Lake City, UT — Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
08.03.18 — Boise, ID — Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
08.04-05.18 — Missoula, MT — Travelers’ Rest
08.11.18 — San Diego, CA — 91X X-Fest 2018
08.12.18 — Long Beach, CA — ALT 98.7 Summer Camp 2018
09.21.18 — Las Vegas, NV — Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
09.24.18 — Eugene, OR — Hult Center for the Performing Arts *
09.25.18 — Portland, OR — Keller Auditorium *
09.27.18 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre Berkeley †
09.29.18 — Phoenix, AZ — Van Buren
10.01.18 — Dallas, TX — Bomb Factory *
10.02.18 — Kansas City, MO — Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
10.03.18 — Madison, WI — The Sylvee *
10.05.18 — St. Paul, MN — Palace Theatre *
10.07.18 — Chicago, IL — Auditorium Theatre *
10.09.18 — Upper Darby, PA — Tower Theatre *
10.12.18 — Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theatre *
10.13.18 — Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theatre *
10.14.18 — Boston, MA — Boch Wang Theatre *
10.15.18 — Boston, MA — Boch Wang Theatre *
10.17.18 — Washington, DC — The Anthem *
10.18.18 — Charlottesville, VA — Sprint Pavilion *
10.19.18 — Atlanta, GA — Coca Cola Roxy Theater *
10.20.18 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
10.22.18 — Miami, FL — The Fillmore Miami Beach *
10.23.18 — Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live *
11.10.18 — Santiago, CH — Fauna Primavera
11.11.18 — Buenos Aires, AR — Personal Fest 2018
11.15.18 — São Paulo, BR — Popload Festival
11.18.18 — Mexico City, MX — Corona Capital

* Charly Bliss
† Cold War Kids

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