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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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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
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
jessica | October 4, 2010 - 10:55 am

Death Cab For Cutie – “Centerfield” (John Fogerty Cover @ Mariners Opening Day)

He's gone from slagging L.A. to moving there, but on Monday Ben Gibbard was rooting for his home team, performing "Take Me Out To The…
Amrit Singh | April 14, 2010 - 11:15 am

Ben Gibbard – “I Don’t Want To Get Over You” (Magnetic Fields Cover Live At Stereogum Range Life 2010)

There's nothing like an unplugged Ben Gibbard set to remind you that the man has refined a signature style of storytelling. And there's nothing like…
Amrit Singh | March 25, 2010 - 2:43 pm

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.
Amrit Singh | March 23, 2010 - 12:22 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | March 22, 2010 - 1:03 pm

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
Amrit Singh | February 24, 2010 - 9:51 am

“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…
Amrit Singh | January 26, 2010 - 10:54 am

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…
Amrit Singh | November 23, 2009 - 11:34 am

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…
Amrit Singh | November 19, 2009 - 4:03 pm

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…
brandon | November 6, 2009 - 9:34 am

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
brandon | November 5, 2009 - 1:32 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | October 26, 2009 - 2:33 pm

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
Amrit Singh | October 19, 2009 - 10:55 am

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…
brandon | October 12, 2009 - 9:49 am

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…
brandon | September 23, 2009 - 9:29 am