DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE UNVEILS “GOLD RUSH” LYRIC VIDEO
Featuring Ben Gibbard
- Genre : Indie
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Wed, 27 Jun 2018
8x Grammy Award nominated band Death Cab for Cutie announce the debut of an official lyric video for “Gold Rush” – the first single off their forthcoming ninth studio album “Thank You for Today,” out everywhere August 17th. In a nod to the song’s message – a requiem for an ever disappearing urban skyline – the video features Ben Gibbardflipping through the track’s lyrics in front of a new construction site. The visual was shot by Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer.
Says Gibbard of the inspiration for the track: “I’ve had this realization only recently that so many of my memories are tied to my geography. And when that geography changes, it’s as if you’re not only coming to terms with the passage of time, but it’s as if you’re losing those people and that time in your life all over again. Cities are in constant flux, and I’m not claiming victimhood in this, but the speed at which Seattle is changing, and people of color and creative communities are being pushed out, is alarming.”
The band made their debut television performance of the single last week on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – watch HERE. They followed that performance with a headline set during Seattle’s Paramount Theatre 90th Anniversary Celebration, which was lauded by the Seattle Times as “a euphoric release… sonic eloquence.”
Death Cab for Cutie will celebrate their new album with a much anticipated fall tour. The dates – which see the band playing intimate venues and theatres across North America – begin September 24th at Eugene, OR’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts and travel through mid-October. Due to popular demand, second shows have already been added in Philadelphia and Boston. Last week, the band announced a UK/European tour, set to kick off at the top of next year (see attached itinerary for full set of dates).