Death Cab For Cutie's upcoming seventh studio album, "Codes and Keys," has been touted as a keyboard-heavy departure from 2008's guitar-driven "Narrow Stairs" -- an experimental thread the band will continue on the album's first video, "You Are A Tourist."
As announced today, DCFC will film -- and simultaneously air -- a live, scripted, one-take music video for "You Are A Tourist." Directed by Tim Nackashi (Radiohead, OK Go), the clip will be broadcast live via YouAreATourist.com on Apr. 5 at 7 p.m. EST.
The video announcement is a quick turnaround, as "You Are A Tourist" premiered just yesterday (Mar. 28) on Seattle radio station 107.7 The End. Listen the song -- the first single off "Codes and Keys" -- below.
Death Cab For Cutie bassist Nick Harmer revealed to Billboard.com earlier this year that "Codes and Keys," out May 31 on Atlantic Records, features a lot of "great, weird, analog synths, and we have a string section on a couple songs."
The guitar-driven, pop-tinged "You Are A Tourist" may not exactly exemplify the album's experimention, but it seems in line with lyrical content that Harmer called "topical and very mature." Frontman Ben Gibbard may be addressing his recent move from Seattle to Los Angeles as he sings, "If you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born, it's time to go."