bark152: Death Cab for Cutie / Kintsugi

bark152 · 2XLP · Barsuk Records · March 2015
atl5483662 · CD / CASSETTE · Atlantic Records · March 2015

1.
No Room In Frame
2.
Black Sun
3.
The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive
4.
Little Wanderer
5.
You've Haunted Me All My Life
6.
Hold No Guns
7.
Everything's A Ceiling
8.
Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)
9.
El Dorado
10.
Ingenue
11.
Binary Sea

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1.
No Room In Frame
2.
Black Sun
3.
The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive
4.
Little Wanderer
5.
You've Haunted Me All My Life
6.
Hold No Guns
7.
Everything's A Ceiling
8.
Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)
9.
El Dorado
10.
Ingenue
11.
Binary Sea

Kintsugi marks Death Cab for Cutie's first new release since founding guitarist/keyboardist/producer Chris Walla announced his departure from the band just after completing work on the album. Recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Interpol) behind the board, the album takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold or silver, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them. As such, kintsugi represents a compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an object's history.

"Considering what we were going through internally, and what a lot of the lyrics are about, it had a great deal of resonance for us — the idea of figuring out how to repair breaks and make them a thing of beauty," says bassist Nick Harmer.

The Barsuk release of Kintsugi is on three sides of high-quality 180-gram vinyl (with an etching on side D), and includes the entire album on CD. Packaged in a gatefold jacket embossed with gold foil, the first pressing is on colored vinyl — side A/B on gold and side C/D on white.