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Death Cab For Cutie Stream New Album, ‘Kintsugi’

After months of anticipation, Death Cab For Cutie have teamed with NPR.org to begin streaming their newest full-length effort, Kintsugi. Check it out, and let us know what you think in the replies below.

As fans are surely well aware, the outfit’s latest offering is their last to feature founding member Chris Walla, who announced his departure from the group last August. It follows 2011’s Codes and Keys. Which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200.

If you like what you hear, there’s still time to pre-order Kintsugi before it drops next Tuesday, March 31, through Atlantic …

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Death Cab For Cutie Share Infectious New Single, “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive”

If you weren’t already excited for Death Cab for Cutie’s eighth full-length record, Kintsugi, you certainly will be after today.

Earlier this morning, the Seattle outfit offered fans yet another glimpse of their latest effort in the form of “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive,” a frantic, fast-paced track that hits harder than the band’s previous offerings. Stream it below (via Stereogum), and let us know what you think in the replies.

Kintsugi hits shelves on March 31, and we couldn’t be more stoked. If you haven’t already, you can pre-order the album here.…

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Death Cab For Cutie Impress with Fantastic New Single, “No Room In Frame”

Death Cab for Cutie have joined forces with NME to begin streaming the second single off their eighth full-length record, Kintsugi. Titled “No Room In Frame,” give it a listen by following the jump below.

Whereas the previously released “Black Sun” was dark and brooding, “No Room In Frame” feels undeniably light and airy, and will almost certainly conjure quick comparisons to Plans and Narrow Stairs. Gibbard’s thought-provoking idioms are out in full force, and the whole track seems to come together effortlessly over the course of four toe-tapping minutes. It’s a side of Death Cab …

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Death Cab For Cutie Share Video For “Black Sun”

On March 31 Death Cab For Cutie will release their highly anticipated forthcoming album, Kintsugi. Last month we heard their single “Black Sun” for the first time, and now the band has put together a music video for it. They teamed up with Noisey to premiere the video, and you can also check it out below.

If you haven’t secured yourself a copy of the album yet, it’s currently available for pre-order through iTunes. Physical bundles can be pre-ordered through the band’s merch store.…

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Death Cab for Cutie Release “Black Sun” Lyric Video, Announce Tour

Death Cab For Cutie have shared the lyric video for “Black Sun,” the first single off their highly-anticipated new album, Kintsugi, and also the first track to surface from the band since the departure of longtime guitarist, Chris Walla.

It’s hard to go into a new song from someone like Death Cab For Cutie without having some type of expectation for the material on deck. Death Cab have carved a beautifully dynamic niche for themselves in the world of music up to this point, and “Black Sun” certainly does not disappoint. That said, it also doesn’t sound all that …

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Death Cab For Cutie Debut Three New Songs From ‘Kintsugi’

Since the departure of longtime guitarist/producer Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie have been keeping preoccupied in terms of continuing what they had all started almost two decades ago. The band has recently announced the release of their newest record, Kintsugi, which will be serving as the start of a new DCFC era. Slated for a March 31 release date via Atlantic, the upcoming record will be the direct followup to Codes And Keys from 2011.

Below you will find three new tracks entitled “Black Sun,” “The Ghost Of Beverly Drive,” and “No Room In Frame,” which the band …

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Death Cab For Cutie Unveil New Album, ‘Kintsugi’

Now a three-piece since the departure of former guitarist and producer, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie have remained unwavering in their attempts to continually express their love for music and share it with their supporters. Produced by Rich Costey (Sigur Ros, Frank Turner, TV On The Radio) and due out on March 31 via Atlantic Records, DCFC will be releasing Kintsugi, an eleven-track album which translates to, in the words of bassist Nick Harmer, “a Japanese style of art where they take fractured, broken ceramics and put them back together with very obvious, real gold. It’s making the …

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UTG PHOTOS & REVIEW: Outside Lands 2014, Days Two & Three (8/9, 8/10)

Under The Gun Review co-owner and editor, Brian Lion, attended the Outside Lands Music & Arts festival in San Francisco, CA from August 8-10.

The 7th annual Outside Lands Music & Arts festival took place from August 8-10 in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. Hosting upwards of 180k attendees, Outside Lands provided music and art lovers with a wide array of the world’s largest bands, as well as countless foods, beers, wines and art displays from local and national artists, all in an eco-friendly atmosphere. To fully delve into everything I experienced throughout the 3-day fest …

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Death Cab For Cutie Parts Ways With Guitarist Chris Walla

As of this morning, Death Cab fans have a new reason to be sad and introspective. Earlier in the day, lead guitarist Chris Walla, who appeared on and produced every one of the group’s releases since their inception, announced that he would be leaving the Seattle-based quartet after 17 years. His last public performance with the band is set for September 13, at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, British Columbia.

“I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple,” Walla said in a letter to fans. “I will miss being a quarter of this band, …

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Songs For The Season: Summer Playlist

Summer, the long coveted season for students, teachers, kids, parks, and numerous other interested parties, has always seemed to invigorate the beginning of something new. While it presents a change in season, it also sparks a temperate reinvention. Summer removes the constraints of autumn’s sweatshirts, winter’s coats, spring’s windbreakers, and welcomes humanity in its most natural form. With daylight bursting through the seams, endless possibilities, and a world to explore, summer rewards us with the sweat from our brow, and the heat consumed by our bodies. But, alas, what would a summer piece from UTG be without music?

All of …

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces 2014 Lineup

For a smaller festival, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest annually boasts one of the States’ strongest and most diverse lineups. I had an absolute blast when I attended the festival last year, and those planning to attend this year should expect a similar experience as the festival just announced its expectedly awesome 2014 lineup.

Headlining the festival’s metal and punk-centric Black Stage are Judas Priest, King Diamond (playing his first U.S. show since 2005) and Death From Above 1979. It also includes the second announced reunion gig from The Blood Brothers, following last week’s FYF Fest announcement.

The hip-hop …

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Riot Fest Toronto Reveals Lineup

Last year, Riot Fest proved to be one of the most exciting and successful music festivals in recent memory, ushering in reunions from massive artists like The Replacements and offering great weekends of music to three cities across North America. Riot Fest will return this year to Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, and the real excitement – the lineup announcements – begins today.

The first city to find out what they have in store for September is Toronto. This year’s edition of Riot Fest Toronto will feature prominent Canadian artists like City And Colour, Billy Talent, and hometown heroes Death From …