Alongside today’s release, “Roman Candles”, 8x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band Death Cab for Cutie officially announced their upcoming album “Asphalt Meadows”, produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Wallows) & arriving everywhere on Friday, September 16th. Also unveiled today is a wide-ranging US headline tour to celebrate the arrival of Asphalt Meadows. The run kicks off September 22 at The Sylvee in Madison, WI and culminates with a two-night hometown finale at Seattle, WA’s Paramount Theatre on October 26 and 27 (full routing enclosed). The tour will feature support from Low and Yo La Tengo on select dates.
Formed in Bellingham, WA in 1997, Death Cab for Cutie almost immediately entered the ranks of the era’s definitive bands, fueled in large part by the remarkable power of co-founder, vocalist, guitarist, and lead songwriter Benjamin Gibbard’s complex, often bittersweet songcraft. The band made their worldwide popular breakthrough with 2003’s RIAA gold certified Transatlanticism, later named by NPR as one of “The Decade's 50 Most Important Recordings.” Plans, their 2005 Atlantic Records debut release, saw Death Cab for Cutie ascending to even greater heights, earning RIAA platinum certification and a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Alternative Album” while spawning the chart-topping singles, “Soul Meets Body” and “I Will Follow You into the Dark,” the latter of which was honored with a GRAMMY® nod for “Best Pop Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocals.” Their following albums – including Narrow Stairs (2008), The Open Door (2009), Codes and Keys (2011), and Kintsugi (2015) – all received various GRAMMY® Award nominations, bringing their total career nominations to eight overall.