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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 rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

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, when it’s entirely empty and the band is fine-tuning the little details of the handful of new songs they plan to preview at tomorrow night’s surprise show. Despite having only… More »

It’s weird to think about the fact that Death Cab For Cutie have now been a band for nearly two decades. For those of us who came of age alongside the band’s music, revisiting Death Cab’s back catalog — currently seven albums deep — can be something akin to re-reading old diary entries: deeply personal,… More »

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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'…
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 a…
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 Sa…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 2, 2015 - 2:57 pm
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Watch The Full Video Of Ben Gibbard Covering Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me,” His Favorite Song Of The Year

During a benefit show last year, Ben Gibbard covered Alvvays' breakout track "Archie, Marry Me," but we only saw a very short clip of the…
James Rettig | January 14, 2015 - 2:08 pm
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Watch Ben Gibbard Talk About Ultrarunning On Ginger Runner Live

Ben Gibbard is really into running, so much so that he agreed to be interviewed for an hour about it. Gibbard and Ethan Newberry (BKA…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 25, 2014 - 1:54 pm
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Watch Ben Gibbard Cover Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me” At Seattle Arts Charity Show

Toronto indie-pop act Alvvays have had a breakout year, and here's the latest evidence: Saturday night, during a benefit show for Seattle area arts nonprofit…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2014 - 9:41 am
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Watch The Postal Service Play “Nothing Better” From New Concert Film Everything Will Change

Later this month, the Postal Service will release Everything Will Change, a feature-length concert documentary of their performance at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA…
James Rettig | November 8, 2014 - 10:47 am
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Read Emails Between Mark Kozelek And Ben Gibbard About Alienating Their Fans, San Francisco, And Almost Famous

Mark Kozelek and Ben Gibbard had an email conversation for The Thread where they talked about a bunch of different things, including alienating their fans,…
James Rettig | November 2, 2014 - 12:03 pm
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