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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 & 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…
Scott Lapatine | September 20, 2009 - 11:42 pm
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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 bee…
Amrit Singh | August 14, 2009 - 10:16 am
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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.
Scott Lapatine | July 13, 2009 - 12:57 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2009 - 2:24 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | April 1, 2009 - 1:12 pm
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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 song…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2009 - 9:35 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | March 24, 2009 - 2:30 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | January 20, 2009 - 12:33 pm
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New Feist & Ben Gibbard – “Train Song”

Feist has won all sorts of awards for teaching math to the less fortunate, but her charity doesn’t stop there. The angelic indie folk star…
Scott Lapatine | January 17, 2009 - 3:14 pm
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Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Get Engaged

According to US/People/Sufjan Beat, Death Cab For Cutie’s frontman proposed to the She half of She & Him before Christmas and she said ye…
Scott Lapatine | December 29, 2008 - 5:08 pm
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Ben Gibbard Attacked By Scorpion

That's correct, the incredibly shrinking Death Cab For Cutie frontman got stung by a scorpion last night in San Diego. Not just once: The bugger…
brandon | October 31, 2008 - 9:01 am
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New Jenny Lewis – “The Next Messiah”

In preparation to drop Acid, Jenny's been posting some not very amusing sketches to YouTube, featuring Ben Gibbard, Jonathan Rice, and actual music from the…
Amrit Singh | September 4, 2008 - 9:56 am
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Indie Rockers Join Forces For Obama (Again)

Tonight Barack Obama cements his nomination as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America while Radiohead cement their position as a…
brandon | August 28, 2008 - 1:00 pm
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Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie are a band that consistently turns out sincere, thoughtful indie rock in a style their own.
jim | July 16, 2008 - 6:17 am

Ben Gibbard Covers Stars, Rilo Kiley @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 6/30/08

Rhapsody celebrated its new DRM-freedom by renting out Hiro and inviting Ben Gibbard to perform an acoustic set. Tough crowd -- I suspect many attended…
Scott Lapatine | July 1, 2008 - 3:40 pm
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Op-Ed By Ben Gibbard: The Roger Waters Quandary Or, Will The Last One Leaving Battersea Please Turn Out The Lights?

Today your regular bloggers have been replaced by Ben, Chris, Nick, and Jason of Death Cab For Cutie. The band's new album Narrow Stairs is
Ben Gibbard | May 20, 2008 - 1:00 am
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Death Cab Release Daytrotter Session, Viral Video Site

Death Cab are on the road, and if you spend any time on this site, you’ve already had a taste of some live Narrow Stairs.
Scott Lapatine | April 28, 2008 - 4:44 pm
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Ben Gibbard: “Roger Waters Doing Dark Side Would Be Like Ringo Performing Sgt. Pepper’s

The boys of DCFC are gearing up for a busy festival season -- Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Pemberton -- where they'll be playing songs from the…
Scott Lapatine | April 25, 2008 - 12:50 pm
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Ben Gibbard Writes About Jack Kerouac And Himself For PASTE

Indie rock lyricist guys love Jack Kerouac. Just ask Craig Finn. Or 10,000 Maniacs. Gibbard was in Beat-y Big Sur working on songs for Narrow
brandon | April 14, 2008 - 10:20 am
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New Death Cab For Cutie Video – “I Will Possess Your Heart”

Gibbard never does catch up with the globe-trotting redhead who stars in this video for Narrow Stairs' stalker anthem. Not in person, anyway. DCFC tell…
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2008 - 12:05 am
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