Stream This | New Sufjan Stevens & Death Cab For Cutie Albums

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On March 31 both Death Cab For Cutie and Sufjan Stevens will release new albums. Death Cab’s Kintsugi and Sufjan’s Carrie & Lowell are each available for streaming in their entirety over a week early.

Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell is available for streaming via NPR and The Guardian as well as below. The new album contains 11 songs which are said to be about “life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love” according to a press release. Carrie & Lowell is due on Sufjan’s Asthmatic Kitty Records label and is his first since 2010’s The Age Of Adz. Listen:

Death Cab For Cutie’s Kintsugi is the band’s first studio album without co-founding member Chris Walla. “This is an opportunity for the band to become something it could only become by losing a founding member,” frontman Ben Gibbard explained to Rolling Stone. “It’s our goal to make records that rank amongst the best work we’ve ever done. I completely respect and understand why people love Transatlanticism or We Have the Facts… or Narrow Stairs. And I would hope that as we move forward, people listen with as little prejudice as they can and try to hear the music for what it is and not what they want it to be.” The 11-track effort can be streamed via NPR.