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Joe Mande And Scott Lapatine Interview Ben Gibbard At SXSW

Comedian Joe Mande and our own Scott Lapatine sat down with Ben Gibbard to have a quick talk before our Range Life party got underway. Aside from thinking they were gonna have a chat with Beth Gibbons, they were very well prepared (they were not very well prepared). Watch and learn. More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 23, 2010

SXSW 2010: Stereogum Range Life

"It's early Saturday afternoon and you guys are still drinking, aren't you. You're just like, 'I can take off next week to dry up and process everything that happened during SXSW.'" Well no Ben Gibbard, we can't take this week off -- but the rest was true enough. There was free food and booze so… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 22, 2010

Range Life: Stereogum Returns To SXSW

South By Southwest is nearly upon us, and as you may have expected, we're in the mood to celebrate. We even got a new outfit for the occasion. Or really, got an occasion for the new outfit: After laying low last year in Austin and coming to your parties, we hope you'll come to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 24, 2010

“Harvest Moon” Becomes An Unlikely Charity Anthem

Some said Dreamin' Man -- essentially Harvest Moon Live '92 -- was a curious choice for the latest of Neil Young's Archives. But Harvest is an undeniable high point along the NY discography, which rolls deep. And it now it seems a prescient pick, as its title track has taken on a new… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 26, 2010

Ben & Zooey Play WTF?!, DCFC Do Kimmel

Actor Tim Robbins curated the WTF?! Festival this weekend in Culver City to raise money for the ailing non-for-profit Actors' Gang arts organization, inviting fellow actor Ben Gibbard and his rock star wife Zooey Deschanel to perform amidst three days of plays, film screenings, and various other artsy happenings. LA SnarkMore »

By: Amrit Singh / November 23, 2009

Photos, Video From The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards

When MTV's college-obsessed little sister station mtvU announced the nominations for this year's Woodie Awards, we had some fun trying to make sense of the logic underlying the way in which they had grouped together bands and pit them against one another. The logic being: their demographic is college, and college is the time… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 19, 2009

Ben Gibbard Plays “Meet Me On The Equinox” Solo For KROQ

In our continuing Twilight coverage.... For those of you who thought maybe Owl City's Postal Service plagiarism would inspire Ben Gibbard to jam with Jimmy Tamborello on some post-Give Up material forgot he had a vampire movie to promote: The Death Cab singer offered a solo take on The Twilight Saga: New MoonMore »

By: brandon / November 6, 2009

Owl City Pretty Much Admit Ripping Off Postal Service

In an interview with EW, Adam Young (aka laptop sensation Owl City) admits his no. 1 single "Fireflies" and the Postal Service in general "are pretty similar," but at the same time claims he's "a lot more of a Death Cab fan." For example, he'd only heard Give Up "a little bit" before people started… More »

By: brandon / November 5, 2009

Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar @ The El Rey Theatre & KCRW Studio, Los Angeles 10/23/09

Master thespian Ben Gibbard brought his Jack Kerouac-celebrating collaboration with Jay Farrar to Los Angeles on a busy Friday which had the pair (along with Death Cab resident beard Nick Harmer) record a session for KCRW before headlining a show at the El Ray with Long Winter main mind John Roderick in the early… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009

Watch Ben Gibbard Act In Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

The Death Cab cutie has stopped at nothing in paving his way into Hollywood for this silver screen debut. He wrote a song for that vampire movie. He even married an actress! Very method. Gibbard's time has finally come, playing one of the hideous men briefly interviewed by Sarah Quinn (two "n"s) i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 19, 2009

New Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar – “The Void” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've mentioned that even though Death Cab For Cutie love vampires in love, Ben Gibbard admitted he's never read any of Stephanie Meyer's novels: He has enough romance at home so he reads (and writes) about Kerouac leaving his. You had a chance to hear "These Roads Don't Move," a song… More »

By: brandon / October 12, 2009

New Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar – “These Roads Don’t Move”

The newlywed and Son Volter showcase their Kerouac love in one of twelve new collaborative songs from One Fast Move Or I'm Gone, the documentary about the time the Beat spent in Big Sur. Hit "These Road" at NPR. More »

By: brandon / September 23, 2009

Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Married Yesterday

"The actress and Death Cab for Cutie singer ... tied the knot in Washington state, a source tells People. The couple got engaged last year when Gibbard presented Deschanel with a three-carat diamond and platinum Neil Lane ring." Congratulations! *sobs*… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 20, 2009

Gibbard, Farrar Prep Kerouac Soundtrack

Ben and Jay will release a collab album soundtrack to the forthcoming Kerouac documentary One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. It's been in the works for three years and lyrically pulls from Big Sur itself. More at Billboard. Expect it 10/20 via F-Stop/Atlantic. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 14, 2009

A Screamo Version Of “Such Great Heights”

Christian post-hardcore group Confide recently unleashed its Postal Service cover on the world. Watch the music video here. You're welcome. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 13, 2009

Death Cab For Cutie/Ra Ra Riot/Cold War Kids @ RIMAC Arena (UCSD Campus), La Jolla 4/29/09

After we premiered each track from Death Cab's new Open Door EP, the band set out on a North American tour that found its way to UC San Diego's RIMAC Arena last night. Photographer Andrew Youssef made the drive from L.A. to La Jolla (as did a lot of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2009

We Got The Tweet: The Imposters

Twitter users were outraged last week when the service shut down @CWalken, a popular but totally fake celebrity account. Indeed it's way too easy to be duped by fake profiles. (So easy!) Not that folks care -- Tina Fey disowned her Twitter yet still has over 220k followers -- but you… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 1, 2009

New Death Cab For Cutie – “I Was Once A Loyal Lover” (Stereogum Premiere)

It is Thursday, which means it is The Open Door's Track 4 day. In announcing this new EP, Death Cab said these Narrow Stairs-session songs weren't "castoffs," but simply that they didn't fit the mood and temperament of the LP's 11-song set. True enough, the past three days have prove… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2009

New Death Cab For Cutie – “A Diamond And A Tether” (Stereogum Premiere)

The next stop on our track-a-day premiere of Death Cab's new Narrow Stairs companion Open Door EP is, fittingly, Track Two. And it's a stark shift from the happy jangle of EP opener "Little Bribes." Ben's scene-setting lyric: "Pity, take pity on me / 'Cause I'm not half the man I should be /… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 24, 2009

Ben & Zooey Hit Sundance

If you have money and/or connections, Washington DC is the place to be today. There are so many people gathered for the presidential inauguration, CNN is shooting from a satellite in space! But sadly some celebrities are stuck in Park City, Utah, forced to navigate gifting suites instead of cheering our new 44th president. We… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 20, 2009