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As the frontman for Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Gibbard has tried his hand at a few musical styles. He’s never done alt-country, though—until now. “Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke),” off the forthcoming Former Lives, is infused with Calexico-style horns and cowboy crooning. Even while moseying around aural Arizona, though, Gibbard doesn’t get lost, maintaining his signature cooing style throughout the track. Use the exclusive first listen below as an excuse to take a four-minute musical vacation.

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