Label: Atlantic Records
Released: 16th September 2022
Ten albums in, and indie favourites Death Cab for Cutie are nothing if not reliable. Still, on ‘Asphalt Meadows’ they’re able to freshen up their formula with some new approaches to writing and some extra grit to their sound.
Written remotely, then recorded together last year with producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Explosions in the Sky), it finds the Seattle band stepping on the distortion and turning up their guitars to make some noise.
Another solid addition to the band’s canon, it’s great to hear them probing at the edges of their signature sound. ■ Dillon Eastoe