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Death Cab For Cutie Grasp At A Faded Memory On ‘I Dreamt We Spoke Again’

Eliot Lee Hazel

Death Cab For Cutie ended 2017 by teasing that a new album might be on the way in 2018, and sure enough, that has come true. Thank You For Today, the follow-up to 2015’s Kintsugi, is set for release on August 17 via Atlantic. They introduced the album with the single “Gold Rush,” and now they’ve dropped another single, “I Dreamt We Spoke Again.” The song immediately settles into a midtempo groove that it maintains through the rest of the track, which has a hazy underwater vibe (or like a dream, which would make sense), especially thanks to the tremolo effect on Ben Gibbard’s vocals.

The band’s Nick Harmer previously said that the song was an early favorite of the band while making the record, and called it “one of those immediately captivating tracks.” Gibbard also said that they had a ton of material to work with for the album: “At one point I had written so much I thought we might have two records. But we wanted it to be concise enough that you can listen all the way through and then want to put it on again immediately.”

In case you missed it, check out the Thank You For Today album art and tracklist below, as well as Death Cab For Cutie’s upcoming tour dates.

Atlantic

1. I Dreamt We Spoke Again”
2. “Summer Years”
3. “Gold Rush”
4. “Your Hurricane”
5. “When We Drive”
6. “Autumn Love”
7. “Northern Lights”
8. “You Moved Away”
9. “Near/Far”
10. “60 & Punk”

8/2/2018 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre ‡
8/3/2018 — Boise, ID @ Summerfield at Memorial Stadium ‡
8/4/2018 — Missoula, MT @ Travelers’ Rest
8/12/2018 — Long Beach, CA @ ALT 98.7 Summer Camp 2018
9/21/2018 — Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
9/24/2018 — Eugene, OR @ Hult Center for the Performing Arts *
9/25/2018 — Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium *
9/27/2018 — Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre Berkeley †
9/29/2018 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren *
10/1/2018 — Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory *
10/2/2018 — Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
10/3/2018 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee *
10/5/2018 — St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre *
10/6/2018 — St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre *
10/7/2018 — Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre *
10/9/2018 — Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre *
10/10/2018 — Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre *
10/12/2018 — Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre *
10/13/2018 — Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre *
10/14/2018 — Boston, MA @ Boch Wang Theatre *
10/15/2018 — Boston, MA @ Boch Wang Theatre *
10/17/2018 — Washington DC @ The Anthem *
10/18/2018 — Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion *
10/19/2018 — Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theater *
10/20/2018 — St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
10/22/2018 — Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach *
10/23/2018 — Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live *
11/10/2018 — Santiago, CH @ Fauna Primavera
11/11/2018 — Buenos Aires, AR @ Personal Fest 2018
11/15/2018 — São Paulo, BR @ Popload Festival
11/18/2018 — Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital 2018
1/24/2019 — Dublin, IR @ Olympia Theatre
1/25/2019 — Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
1/26/2019 — Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
1/28/2019 — Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
1/29/2019 — Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
1/30/2019 — Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
2/1/2019 — London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
2/2/2019 — Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
2/3/2019 — Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
2/5/2019 — Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg Grote Zaal
2/6/2019 — Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
2/7/2019 — Berlin, DE @ Astra Kulturhaus
2/9/2019 — Hamburg, DE @ Große Freiheit
2/10/2019 — Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
2/11/2019 — Stockholm, SW @ Cirkus
2/12/2019 — Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene

* with Charly Bliss
† with Cold War Kids
‡ with Pedro the Lion

Thank You For Today is out 8/17 via Atlantic. Pre-order it here.

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