Sure, Codes and Keys doesn’t drop until May 31st, but thanks to the power of the Internet, you can get your hands on two new tracks a new track from Death Cab for Cutie right now. Via the adorably-titled Fuck Yeah Death Cab For Cutie Tumblr, enjoy two new songs as performed by frontman Ben Gibbard during his recent gig at the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, CA. The first song, a piano-heavy ballad, is slated to be the album’s title track, while the second, a country-tinged acoustic number called “When The Sun Goes Down On Your Street”, will apparently appear on the soundtrack for Arthur (see update below).
Despite the use of guitars on these samples, the band has said in past interviews about the LP that it’s not a “guitar-based record”, instead relying on vocals and keyboards to fill in those parts. But if you’re dying for a sneak peek, beggars can’t be choosers.
Update: According to Gibbard (via @Gibbstack), “When The Sun Goes Down On Your Street” is not from Codes and Keys, but is instead a solo offering that will appear in the forthcoming film Arthur. According to the IMDB, the Russell Brand-starring film is due for release April 8th.
Codes And Keys hits stores May 31st via Atlantic.
“Codes and Keys”
“When The Sun Goes Down On Your Street”
Hat tip to Tony Carreno, who recorded the clips…