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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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Ben Gibbard – “Teardrop Windows” Video

In his short but prolific video-directing career, Tom Scharpling has yet to make a bad video. His latest burst of inspiration comes in the form…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Deconstructing: Ben Gibbard And Why We Want Him To Be Miserable

What is it about Ben Gibbard that inspires a celebration of depression? The singer-songwriter's sadness certainly has a twisted currency in the indie rock community.
Sharon Steel | October 15, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Watch Ben Gibbard Perform With The Roots On Fallon

Tomorrow, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard releases his first-ever solo album Former Lives. And on Friday night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2012 - 11:31 am

Stream Ben Gibbard Former Lives

Next week, Death Cab leader Ben Gibbard releases his solo debut Former Lives, an album of his songs that didn't quite fit the Death Cab…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Benjamin Gibbard – “Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)”

Benjamin "Ben" Gibbard told us that the songs comprising his forthcoming Former Lives -- his first solo album -- were "not songs that weren’t good…
Michael Nelson | October 2, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Ben Gibbard – “Bigger Than Love” (Feat. Aimee Mann)

Next month, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard releases his first-ever solo album Former Lives. We’ve already posted first single “Teardrop Windows,” and now…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Ben Gibbard Discusses Solo Album Former Lives

Even though he spent most of 2010 and 2011 putting the finishing touches on the most recent Death Cab For Cutie album, Codes And Keys,…
T. Cole Rachel | September 18, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Benjamin Gibbard – “Teardrop Windows”

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard (or, as he'd apparently prefer to be known, Benjamin Gibbard) will release his solo debut Former Lives this…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Ben Gibbard Stumps For Obama, Announces Tour

This fall, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard will release Former Lives, his debut solo album. That's the cover art, a painting from Joan
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2012 - 10:09 am

Ben Gibbard – “Ichiro’s Theme”

Last night, Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, an icon in Seattle, was traded to the New York Yankees, a transaction that was made even weirder…
Corban Goble | July 24, 2012 - 9:04 am

Ben Gibbard Announces Solo Album Former Lives

From Pinwheel to ¡All-Time Quarterback! to the Postal Service, Ben Gibbard has devoted his songwriting skills to a number of bands outside of his main…
Scott Lapatine | July 17, 2012 - 9:42 am

Watch Ben Gibbard’s Marriage Equality PSA

Here's Ben Gibbard's PSA in support of Washington State's Referendum 74, a piece of legislation that could make Washington the first state to defend marriage…
Corban Goble | June 21, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Ben Gibbard – “Set Yourself On Fire” (Stars Cover)

It's a long, lazy summer Friday afternoon, and Ben Gibbard must be just as bored and just as ready for the weekend to begin as…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/1/12

New year, new feature! Welcome to Rank & File, where we track the week's biggest people and stories in easily digestible chart-form. We did this…
Stereogum | January 5, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Ben Gibbard Profiled In Runners World

Two things I learned in the past 10 minutes: (1) Runner's World, a magazine for people who like to run, is a thing that exists,…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Separate :(

In the closest to home indie breakup news since Thurston & Kim called it quits, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and She &…
Scott Lapatine | November 1, 2011 - 8:05 pm

Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit @ Rimac Arena, La Jolla 8/16/11

After their finishing their tour of smaller clubs, Death Cab For Cutie have stepped it up to arenas to promote Codes And Keyes. Hand picked…
Andrew Youssef | August 17, 2011 - 9:46 am

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

Arcade Fire Sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”

Wilco did it at Wrigley field in 2008, and now Arcade Fire's tackled "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" for the Cubs. Members Will Butler…
jessica | April 25, 2011 - 10:50 am

Indie Rockers Before They Were Famous

After watching the recently unearthed footage of Arcade Fire playing a house party in 2002 and a 17-year-old Robin Pecknold covering Radiohead and Simon &…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2011 - 4:01 pm