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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 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…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 3:37 pm

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…
James Rettig | September 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm

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…
James Rettig | September 4, 2014 - 8:40 pm

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…
Michael Nelson | July 14, 2014 - 11:41 am

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…
Chris DeVille | June 18, 2014 - 3:48 pm

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…
Jonathan Zwickel | May 2, 2014 - 6:18 pm

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…
James Rettig | April 21, 2014 - 3:26 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | January 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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,…
Miles Bowe | January 8, 2014 - 1:56 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | July 2, 2013 - 11:28 am

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…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2013 - 9:01 am

Jimmy Tamborello Discusses Postal Service’s Aborted Second Album, Upcoming Tour

The recent reunion of the Postal Service (and release of two new tracks) had a lot of fans wondering if another album was in the…
Miles Bowe | April 4, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Watch Long-Lost Postal Service Audition Footage

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am

Give Up Turns 10

Albums from 20 years ago generally tend to age much better than albums a decade old. At 20, an album has time to see its…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Watch Ben Gibbard Cover R.E.M.’s “Near Wild Heaven” With Peter Buck & Mike Mills

Here's an oddly plausible scenario for you: After the Postal Service reunion runs its course, Ben Gibbard does an Audioslave thing with the non-Stipe members…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2013 - 4:07 pm

The Postal Service Reunion Is On

There is truth! Love is real! The Postal Service are getting back together! The Ben Gibbard/Jimmy Tamborello duo barely spent any time touring behind their…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2013 - 9:19 am

Watch Ben Gibbard, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann & Jon Wurster Play Colbert

Last night, Ben "Bucket Of Laughs" Gibbard served as the latest in a long line of musicians to sit for interviews with Stephen Colbert, and…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2013 - 9:52 am

Watch Ben Gibbard Play Conan

Last night, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard was Conan's musical guest. He sang "Something's Rattling (Cowpoke)," a song from his solo album Former
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2012 - 10:05 am

She & Him – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Video

Zooey Deschanel came in at No. 7 on the list of Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2012, probably the most hotly debated of…
Michael Nelson | December 18, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Ben Gibbard, Damien Jurado @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles 11/14/12

Running enthusiast, Seattle Mariners fanatic and Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard headlined the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles in support of his…
Andrew Youssef | November 15, 2012 - 4:34 pm