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Rabbit Fur Coat Turns 10

Jenny Lewis was the first musician who taught me that I didn’t have to be a bummer or a badass in order to be taken…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 25, 2016 - 11:56 am
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33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead's fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow…
Stereogum | March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am
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Cover Story

Working With The Scars: Death Cab For Cutie Repair Themselves For Kintsugi

Music Hall Of Williamsburg is too small for Death Cab For Cutie. The room has a capacity of 550 people, but feels even smaller today,…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2015 - 10:12 am
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More Ben Gibbard stories

Watch Ben Gibbard Throw Another Ceremonial First Pitch For The Mariners

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is a big fan of the Seattle Mariners. The Washington native has previously recorded an ode to former
Peter Helman | July 21, 2016 - 8:46 pm
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Hear Death Cab For Cutie’s Original OMD-Sampling Demo For “You Are A Tourist”

Ben Gibbard has shared the original demo for "You Are A Tourist," the lead single from Death Cab For Cutie's 2011 album Codes And Keys.
Chris DeVille | June 24, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Hear Ben Gibbard And Lauren Mayberry Meet For The First Time On The Talkhouse Music Podcast

Death Cab For Cutie and Chvrches are in the midst of a co-headlining North American tour with two controversial shows to go on as scheduled
Zac Gelfand | June 13, 2016 - 3:34 pm
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The Monkees – “Me & Magdalena” (Written By Ben Gibbard)

Next week, the Monkees will release Good Times!, their first new album in 20 years and the first since the death of founding member Davy
James Rettig | May 20, 2016 - 9:57 am
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Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard, Noel Gallagher, Andy Partridge Write Songs For New Monkees Album

Davy Jones, the singer for the '60s psych-pop boy band the Monkees, died in 2012, but it looks like some version of the band intends…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2016 - 9:46 am
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Watch Wilco Play “California Stars” With Ben Gibbard & Jenny Lewis In Redmond

Wilco performed at Redmond, Washington's Marymoor Park on 8/11, and they brought a collection of impressive friends to the stage for a rendition of Woody…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 13, 2015 - 10:09 am
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Watch Death Cab For Cutie’s Black Cab Session (Stereogum Premiere)

Death Cab For Cutie are busy traveling the world in support of Kintsugi, their final album with founding member and production maestro Chris Walla and…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2015 - 11:14 am
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Death Cab For Cutie – “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive” Video

We premiered "The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive" along with an extensive cover story on Death Cab For Cutie back in March when the song came…
Caitlin White | June 15, 2015 - 11:00 am

Ben Gibbard Isn’t That Excited About Apple Music Either

Now that there's a new streaming service entering the game, the usual suspects are coming out of the woodwork brandishing new opinions or rehashing old…
James Rettig | June 10, 2015 - 2:10 pm
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Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun (Dan Deacon Remix)”

If there was ever anyone that needed his wonderfully woeful voice and neat-box pop-rock fucked up by Dan Deacon's mischievous touch, it's Ben Gibbard. Death…
Caitlin White | May 21, 2015 - 11:41 am
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The Flaming Lips, Ben Gibbard, Sia, Tegan & Sara Write Songs For The Silver Lake Chorus’ Debut Album

L.A.-based choral group the Silver Lake Chorus will release their self-titled debut album this June, a collection of tracks written by an impressive array of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 27, 2015 - 2:46 pm

Ben Gibbard Thinks Tidal Is Dumb, Too

Death Cab For Cutie put out a new record this year, Ben Gibbard's post-divorce effort Kintsugi, so perhaps that's why he's newly concerned about the…
Caitlin White | April 14, 2015 - 11:59 am
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Watch Death Cab For Cutie’s Tiny Desk Concert

Death Cab For Cutie are back in full force with this year's brand new album Kintsugi, and three of the group's members stopped by NPR's…
Caitlin White | April 6, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Watch Ben Gibbard Cover Guided By Voices’ “Tractor Rape Chain”

"Tractor Rape Chain" is one of the most classic songs on Bee Thousand, one of Guided By Voices' most classic albums. And even though the…
Chris DeVille | March 27, 2015 - 4:04 pm
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Watch Mark Kozelek Fill In On Guitar For His Broken-Handed Friend Ben Gibbard

One of the many showstoppers on Sun Kil Moon's Benji was album closer "Ben's My Friend," a song about Mark Kozelek having something of a…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2015 - 11:41 am
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Watch Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Play “Black Sun” Acoustic For SiriusXM

We've heard the studio, live, and Letterman versions of Death Cab For Cutie's "Black Sun." Now here's the acoustic version of the Kintsugi single as…
Chris DeVille | February 10, 2015 - 11:04 am
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Ben Gibbard & Mark Kozelek Discuss St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, & Elliott Smith In Another Published Email Thread

Last November, Ben Gibbard and Mark Kozelek shared a chain of email exchanges about alienating their fans, living in California, and the gentrification of San…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 2, 2015 - 2:57 pm
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