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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, frontman Ben Gibbard still found time to assemble his first solo album, Former Lives, which will finally be released next month, on 10/16. Recorded in fits and starts in betwee… More »

By: 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 fall. And today, he shares first single "Teardrop Windows," a fuzzy bit of power-pop that reminds me a bit of Matthew Sweet. Download it below. More »

By: 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 Hiller, above. And Gibbard just announced a solo tour that'll take him to a bunch of mid-sized North American venues this fall; we've got the dates below. And in other… More »

By: 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 by the fact that the Yankees were currently in town. Feeling sentimental, Seattle resident Ben Gibbard hit the web with his tribute to Ichiro, a saccharine, upbeat number commemorating Suzuki'… More »

By: 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 gig as Death Cab For Cutie frontman. As a solo artist, he's partnered with American Analog Set's Andrew Kenney on Home Volume V (2004) and with Son Volt's Jay Farrar… More »

By: 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 equality in a public vote. Watch it below. More »

By: 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 the rest of us. So, for no reason at all, he's taken to Twitter to post a cover of Stars' "Set Yourself On Fire" that he recorded four years ago… More »

By: 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 because sometimes it's hard to know what was the biggest story, and it helps to have a scientific and definitive list of these things to keep everyone from arguing i… More »

By: 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, and (2) Ben Gibbard likes to run. The magazine recently profiled the Death Cab For Cutie frontman, who, come to think of it, has been looking way less doughy and… More »

By: 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 & Him's Zooey Deschanel have split up. Deschanel's rep confirmed the news to US Weekly, who quotes a source that says "it was mutual and amicable" and "there was no third… More »

By: 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 openers Frightened Rabbit didn't play their cover of "Different Names for the Same Thing" but were received warmly by the crowd. More »

By: 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 on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

By: 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 and Marika Shaw did the honors Saturday night, singing and swaying to get the crowd into the song during the seventh inning stretch. Watch it at the MLB website, and… More »

By: 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 & Garfunkel, I thought it would be fun to collect more early videos of our favorite bands from before we ever heard them. Well, fun for us, maybe not so much… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 21, 2011 - 4:01 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it's not channeling "Float On." That's fitting given how Ben Gibbard's got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Ben Gibbard – “Where Our Destination Lies”

We've already heard Ben Gibbard's Arthur soundtrack contribution “When The Sun Goes Down.” Now you can hear his other track on the album, the gentle, waltzing "Where Our Destination Lies." It's acoustic like "When The Sun," and relies on some soft sleigh bells for its rhythm. Listen at Soundcloud via SKoA. The Arthur soundtrack i… More »

By: jessica / April 7, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Ben Gibbard – “When The Sun Goes Down On Your Street”

If you're tired of listening to Death Cab's "You Are A Tourist" on repeat, check out this new one from lead Cutie Ben Gibbard. We heard "When The Sun Goes Down" live at Noise Pop; here it's fleshed out with quiet drums and a Paul Simon-y solo. The track comes from the soundtrack to Arthur,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 1, 2011 - 8:06 pm

Ben Gibbard Covers Radiohead, Describes New DCFC LP

The next Death Cab album is "not a guitar-based record ... we've been into vintage keyboards and playing with that palette." So says Ben Gibbard of DCFC's Narrow Stairs follow-up, expected next Spring, set to feature 12-13 songs. (Hear one of the potential tracks below.) He claims Brian Eno's Another Green World is a reference… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2010 - 6:21 pm

Ben & Zooey Sing At Giants/Phillies Playoff

Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel both sang at Game 3 of the Giants vs. Phillies NLCS yesterday. Gibbard did "The Star-Spangled Banner" while Deschanel did "God Bless America" later in the game, both choosing simple, shaky arrangements. Giants won. Watch both below:… More »

By: jessica / October 20, 2010 - 1:47 pm

Velvet Underground 2010: Moe Backs Tea Party, Lou Joins Gorillaz, John Revisits Paris 1919

Hey, what are members of the Velvet Underground up to? Lots, apparently: John Cale played all of his 1973 album, Paris 1919 at UCLA's Royce Hall with his band and the UCLA Philharmonia last Thursday. After an intermission, Cale returned to play a mix of his own songs and re-interpreted covers with special guests Be… More »

By: jessica / October 4, 2010 - 10:55 am