Death Cab for Cutie Reveal Symbolic Title of ‘Evocative’ New Album
On ‘Kintsugi,’ Ben Gibbard and Co. attempt to make the most of a guitarist’s departure: “This is an opportunity for the band”
Chris Walla may have left Death Cab for Cutie last year, but he’s still with the band. That was probably to be expected; after 17 years together, it’s difficult to just pick up and move on. So while Walla’s departure created what frontman Ben Gibbard called “a line in the sand” – a demarcation between past and present – it didn’t stop him from contributing to Death Cab’s new album, both as a musician and an inspiration for its title.