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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 nervous breakdown while watching longtime pal Ben Gibbard perform for a massive audience on the Postal Service reunion tour. Kozelek and Gibbard have since published a pair of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015

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 performed by Ben Gibbard for SiriusXM. Given how many layers are involved in the full-band version of the song, the stripped-down campfire treatment is actually pretty… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 10, 2015

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 Francisco. In the latest installment of The Thread, Ben Gibbard and Kozelek correspond about their lives on the road and the difficulties of touring (Kozelek claims to be "Europed… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 2, 2015

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 performance. Turns out that the whole concert was being recorded in high-quality as a joint venture between KEXP, Starbucks, and STG, and they've recently shared the whole thing. Before… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2015

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 "The Ginger Runner") discuss everything from how Gibbard got his start as a running enthusiast in an effort to kick his unhealthy young adult lifestyle to his preferred pair of… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 25, 2014

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 Power2Give/Puget Sound, Ben Gibbard sat at a piano and covered Alvvays' signature song "Archie, Marry Me." Instagram user Dusty Henry captured a few seconds of the performance,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 17, 2014

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 during last year's reunion tour. Sub Pop has shared a clip of them performing of "Nothing Better" from the film. "Ladies and gentlemen, this song is for anyone i… More »

By: James Rettig / November 8, 2014

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, San Francisco's gentrification, and Almost Famous. (The two singers have known each other for a while -- "Ben's My Friend" on Benji is about Gibbard.) Gibbard gets thing… More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014

Q&A: Death Cab For Cutie Preview Their Final Album With Chris Walla

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 23, 2014

Watch A Trailer For The Postal Service’s Movie Everything Will Change

The Postal Service's reunion tour was a big deal for a lot of people, the members of the Postal Service included. Everything Will Change is a new concert film/documentary by director Justin Mitchell chronicling that tour, including interviews with Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis and lots of fans who spent a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2014

Foo Fighters Confirm Ben Gibbard On Sonic Highways, Play UK Club Gigs As The Holy Shits

The Foo Fighters' new album Sonic Highways comes out in November and more details are starting to emerge about some of the featured guests that the band picked up in their tour around the country. In an interview with NME, bassist Nate Mendel confirmed that Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie (who made… More »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014

Ben Gibbard & Travis Morrison Talk Shop: Staying Off Twitter, Bad Festival Timeslots, & What Animal Collective’s Popularity Says About The State Of Music

Death Cab For Cutie and the Dismemberment Plan had a mutual respect for each other, so much so that they embarked on a joint Death And Dismemberment Tour in early 2002. This weekend sees the two bands reuniting on the same lineup for Chicago's A.V. Fest, though they'll be playing consecutive nights. In anticipation of… More »

By: James Rettig / September 4, 2014

30 Rock Stars Discuss Their Favorite Smiths Songs

By my count, the Smiths only recorded 74 songs during their brief, brilliant career, so the concept of choosing their 30 greatest seems kind of dubious: That's two-fifths of their catalog! Just the same, a new feature in Uncut promises "The Smiths' 30 greatest songs -- as chosen by the band and their famousMore »

By: Michael Nelson / July 14, 2014

Watch Ben Gibbard, Tacocat, & La Luz Talk About Seattle In Budweiser & Noisey’s Made In America Series

Budweiser partners with Jay Z for the Made In America festival, which is returning to Philadelphia for a third time this year as well as adding an L.A. edition. Apparently the Made In America brand is expanding beyond just festivals. Today Bud and Noisey began airing an online video series called Made InMore »

By: Chris DeVille / June 18, 2014

Inside The New Sub Pop Record Store At Seattle-Tacoma Airport

"Hey, hey, hey! Hello and welcome to Seatte-Tacoma International Airport!" says Quincy Jones, prerecorded and played back over the airport's overhead announcement system. Linger inside long enough and you'll hear Jerry Cantrell announce that smoking is not allowed ("Major bummer, dude") and Ben Gibbard encourage travelers to connect to SeaTac's free WiFi. More »

By: Jonathan Zwickel / May 2, 2014

Ben Gibbard Got Bored And Mashed Up ODB With DJ Kool

We last heard from Death Cab For Cutie in October when they posted some enticing Instagram pics that showed them in the studio recording what should be an epic post-divorce album from Ben Gibbard. No word on when that's coming out but hopefully this boring mashup of ODB's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya"… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2014

Sun Kil Moon – “Ben’s My Friend”

For someone with such a painfully distinctive style and voice, Mark Kozelek's songwriting sure has evolved a lot over the years since the early days of Red House Painters. In recent years the slowcore founding father's transformation has been especially evident, and nowhere is that truer than "Ben's My Friend," the closing track from the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 10, 2014

Ben Gibbard, Ad-Rock, Flying Lotus Score Sundance Films

Every year we get a handful of popular musicians taking on film scores. Last year we heard Mike Patton with The Place Beyond The Pines, Arcade Fire with Her, M83 with Oblivion, Oneohtrix Point Never with The Bling Ring, and Skrillex with Spring Breakers. So it's no surprise that a bunch of films premiering at… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 8, 2014

Electric Anthology Project Of Death Cab For Cutie – “Soul Meets Body”

You may have heard of The Electronic Anthology Project last year when Brett Nelson (of Built To Spill) used his electronic side-project to reimagine Dinosaur Jr. as gorgeous synth pop. Now he's done the same to Death Cab For Cutie. This might seem like a less strange pairing considering Gibbard is one half of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 2, 2013

Watch The Postal Service Play The Colbert Report With Jenny Lewis

Back when the Postal Service recorded Give Up a decade ago, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello weren't famous enough to warrant TV time, either together or as separate entities. But time and growing cult status have a way of changing things, and the reunited Postal Service made their TV debut on last night's episode… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2013
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