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Death Cab For Cutie has begun work on its eighth studio album, according to Billboard. The alternative rockers teased their return to the studio with a post at Instagram on Thursday (October 10th), displaying a photo of a row of guitars with the caption, "Paintbrushes. #inthestudio #deathcab." No other information on the project is available yet, but it will follow up 2011's Codes And Keys and will likely be targeted for an early 2014 release date.

Codes And Keys has sold 279,000 copies to date and featured the chart-topping single "You Are A Tourist."

Death Cab performed its 2003 breakout album Transatlanticism in its entirety at Seattle's Bumbershoot festival last month, setting the stage for the October 29th release of a 10th anniversary special edition.

The record will be released in both vinyl and digital editions, with each containing download codes for previously unreleased demos of the album's 11 tracks, including "The New Year" and "Title And Registration."

Frontman Ben Gibbard released a solo album titled Former Lives last fall, and toured with his long-dormant side project, The Postal Service, earlier this summer to celebrate the 10th anniversary reissue of that act's 2003 debut, Give Up. The Postal Service played its last show ever in August.

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