Watch Death Cab for Cutie Perform Two Tracks From ‘Kintsugi’ on ‘Kimmel’
Hot on the heels of the release of their new album Kintsugi, Death Cab for Cutie performed two cuts off the disc for a sizable outdoor crowd on last night's (April 1) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. For those who have yet to see Death Cab in 2015, the two songs give fans a taste of what to expect now that founding guitarist and longtime in-house producer Chris Walla is no longer in the group.
On the ultra low-key "Black Sun" (which you can watch above) -- a brave choice to perform in front of an outdoor audience -- the band played the restraint card perfectly, even when lead guitarist Dave Depper exploded with a solo towards the end of the song. Meanwhile, the second performance, "No Room in Frame" (below), highlighted the contributions of impeccably-dressed keyboardist Zac Rae. Anchored by remaining members Ben Gibbard, Jason McGerr and Nick Harmer, the "new" Death Cab lineup showcased a distinct ability to strike a balance between fullness and moderation.
Death Cab for Cutie hit the road very soon; you can find their full tour itinerary -- including gigs at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and New York City's Madison Square Garden -- here.