After conquering the indie rock world with their chart topping, multi-Grammy Award nominated Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie could have rested on their laurels. Instead, Washington's favourite sons have dug deep for the stylised and sublime Codes and Keys.
Get set for adventure and innovation as the sound palette explodes in lofty cathedrals of synth and searing bass, gets sparse and atmospheric and never strays from the lyrical beauty and tight hooks that put the band on top.
The band's musical ambitions have grown right alongside their audience. The songs from Codes and Keys were their most experimental while staying effortlessly melodic. LA TIMES