"There's a heaviness in these songs," says Harmer.
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Especially heartbreak.), but admits it's "fairly obvious." And Deschanel isn't the only A-lister who might think the album hits too close to home.
Dance-rock groover "Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)" is a pointed celebrity critique that begins, "You'll never have to hear the word 'no'/If you keep all your friends on the payroll."Death Cab For Cutie Announces New Album, Moves on Without Chris Walla"The person I'm singing to is an amalgamation of people I came across living in Los Angeles," says Gibbard, who returned to Seattle after the divorce.
It's an evolution: We're confident in what we do now."Death Cab For Cutie Performs New Songs, Reveals Madison Square Garden Booking at Brooklyn Show It's a confidence perhaps born of longevity.
Like Modest Mouse, The Decemberists and Sleater-Kinney, fellow Northwestern indie heroes with new comeback LPs, Death Cab has stayed relevant in a way few 2000s rockers have.
Gibbard's three-year marriage to the star, 35, made him an unlikely celebrity, that rare musician who turns up on both Pitchfork and TMZ.