Now that Zooey Deschanel’s TV show, The New Girl, premiered with an astounding (for a scripted comedy) 10 million viewers, it’s safe to say her hubby, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, doesn’t have to worry about paying the rent for a very long time. This is good news – presuming those ever-tenuous showbiz vows hold up – for Death Cab fans, as Gibbard and crew can finally stop worrying so much about appealing to their fan base and continue taking progressive musical leaps. Their most recent album, this summer’s Codes and Keys, suggests a textured, nearly baroque direction, from slightly chilly opuses “Unobstructed Views” and “Doors Unlocked and Open” to stadium-friendly anthems like “St. Peter’s Cathedral.” The album’s bleep-bloop underline, mixed by Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails), even opens the possibility of genuine darkness. And if Deschanel’s demo holds, who’s gonna stop them? – Justin Strout (with Surfer Blood; 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues, 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $31.50-$34.50; 407-934-2583; hob.com)
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