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Death Cab Go Electro on Gorgeous Album Cut

Hear "Home Is a Fire," another song from the group's forthcoming Codes and Keys.

Kevin O'Donnell // April 7, 2011

Death Cab’s first song from their forthcoming Codes and Keys (May 31) was an uplifting, guitar-powered anthem, but on a new track “Home Is a Fire,” Ben Gibbard and Co. switch things up with a gorgeous, electronic jam that hews closely to Death Cab’s original mission with the album.

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“It’s not a guitar-based record,” Gibbard told SPIN of the record back in October. “We’ve been into vintage keyboards and playing with that palette.” They deliver on that promise with “Home Is a Fire,” a dark tune that’s powered by dizzying drum machines and producer Chris Walla’s intoxicating atmospherics.

LISTEN: Death Cab for Cutie, “Home Is a Fire”
DEATH CAB for CUTIE – Home Is A Fire by ATL REC.