Grammy-nominated indie rock outfit Death Cab for Cutie is streaming their upcoming album, "Codes and Keys," totally gratis on NPR.com's First Listen.

Read on to see what lead singer Ben Gibbard had to say to "Spin" about the uncharacteristically upbeat album:

If the only reason you listen to Death Cab for Cutie is that you like maudlin, sometimes depressing lyrics, there's no shortage of that kind of music for you to enjoy. Also, we have an entire back catalog of that s**t. If that's the only reason you listen to our music, then I'm not too worried about losing you.

"Chords and Keys" is set to officially drop on May 31st.