‘Kintsugi’ is a Japanese word meaning ‘the repair of broken pottery. An apt title, considering this will be the bands first album since Chris Walla, singer-songwriter and guitarist for 17 years, departed the band last year.
Recently, Gibbard spoke out revealing plans to further the bands as a 3 piece, starting with the release of their latest album.
“There will only be three of us in the photos now, and we’ll augment the live band for the time being and if we find ourselves playing with people that we feel can contribute on records, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” “A lot of it has been like that, figuring it out as we go. But the one thing that united us all throughout the process was one goal: We wanted to make a really good record.” – Gibbard