Indie band Death Cab for Cutie has done well for itself over the past few years, reaching mainstream success with popular albums like Transatlanticism and great tracks like "The Sound of Settling" — not to mention an appearance on The O.C.
So it's no wonder there has been a lot of chatter surrounding their latest project, Narrow Stairs, which was recorded in three studios — entirely on tape — in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco and will be released in May. I've been really curious about this album, especially when I hear little descriptive bits from the band like this one, "So far, it's a crazy, weird, heavy-rock record." That seems somewhat at odds with what fans know and love about Death Cab, but I've been trying to keep an open mind.
Now we have the first single from the album called "I Will Possess Your Heart" and after listening to it, I see that they weren't kidding. It could be a pretty weird album if this long, jam band-type song is any indication. Yet I'm finding that the more I listen to it, the more excited I am about what these guys have up their sleeve. It's going to be interesting to hear them push themselves into new, uncharted territory. To take a listen for yourself and tell me what you think, just read more.
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