I was disappointed with their post-Plans release, Narrow Stairs, and have been giving Death Cab for Cutie less and less play time throughout the years as other artists have wormed their way into the soft spot of my tiny, black heart. Though to be fair, they set the bar preeeeettty high with Plans, in my opinion. I'm cautiously optimistic about their newest release however, Codes and Keys.
I wasn't impressed the first time I heard the single "You are a Tourist." But after giving it a few more listens, Ben Gibbard is once again winning me over. While it's certainly no musical masterpiece (I'm currently shitting my pants over the upcoming My Morning Jacket album because oh myyyyyyy gah), but "You are a Tourist" is just hitting home right now. Really hitting home. You win this time, Gibbard. You got me back. For now.