Death Cab For Cutie: "Black Sun"

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. Credit: Suzi Pratt/Getty Images

Death Cab For Cutie's new album is their first without founding member Chris Walla, and their first since frontman Ben Gibbard divorced Zooey Deschanel. So when Gibbard sings, "There's a dumpster in the driveway of all the plans that came undone," you know the sad realness is really real. But when defiantly raw guitar snarls start cutting through the song's delicate remorse, you can feel him shaking off the pain — and the band remaking itself.