Hear Death Cab For Cutie's New Song 'Black Sun' & See Their 2015 Tour Dates

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It’s just about as happy as you’d expect a song called “Black Sun” to be…

Two weeks after announcing their new album Kintsugi, Death Cab For Cutie shared the first single from it -- a somber, reflective indie rock song called "Black Sun." They also released the first round of dates for their 2015 North American tour.

"How could something so fair be so cruel / When this black sun revolved around you?" sings Ben Gibbard in this contemplative new song, which sounds par for the course as an album-leading Death Cab track. Kintsugi was completed just before guitarist-producer Chris Walla left the band, so although he won't be accompanying the long-running act going forward, his fingerprints are still all over this music -- the restrained guitar tones, the faint electronic underbelly, the overcast mood.

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"Black Sun" is the second track on Kintsugi, due March 31 on Atlantic. For a complete track listing, click here.

For now, the Northwestern band's tour kicks off April 10 in Mesa, Ariz., with more dates expected to be added between May 13's St. Louis show and July 12's gig at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Check out the current itinerary below:

April 10: Meza, AZ (FestivALTAZ)
April 23: Kansas City, MO (Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland)
April 27: Atlanta, GA (The Fox Theatre)
April 29: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
April 30: Chicago, IL (The Chicago Theatre)
May 2: Minneapolis, MN (Northrop)
May 4: Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theater)
May 7: Toronto, Ontario (Sony Centre)
May 8: Montreal, Quebec (Metropolis)
May 9: Portland, ME (State Theatre)
May 12: Louisville, KY (Iroquois Amphitheater)
May 13: St Louis, MO (The Pageant)
July 12: Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
Oct. 3: Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)