Impressive new music from veteran indie pop-rockers Death Cab For Cutie.
Six essential tracks for diehards and newbies alike, as Death Cab For Cutie release The Blue EP, an assured and mature outing that contains all the hallmarks the band is best known for.
Ben Gibbard is in fine voice and a balance is maintained between fragile pop sentiments and dynamic rock elements. Though framed by an ice-cool production aesthetic, the songwriting rides the well-travelled highway of classic pop-rock.
From the strident rhythms of the opening “To the Ground” to the atmospheric soundscape of “Blue Bloods” there is a confidence that permeates The Blue EP that places Death Cab For Cutie firmly in the here and now.
… still there’s more …