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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 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 / Alway… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 24, 2009 - 2:30 pm

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 - 12:33 pm

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 also donated a new recording to Dark Was The Night, a comp from HIV/AIDS awareness organization Red Hot. (Check the insane tracklist.) On this cover of Alasdair Clayre's "Train Song,"… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 17, 2009 - 3:14 pm

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 yes man (sorry). We're happy for them (sort of!), but look forward to your indie wedding jokes in the comments. (Via Rawkblog, pic by a35mmlife at Unconventional '08.)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 29, 2008 - 5:08 pm

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 (the scorpion) came back for seconds. In a blog post titled "These Things Happen" -- "file this under 'things that really happen on rock tours...'" -- Nick Harmer has the… More »

By: brandon / October 31, 2008 - 9:01 am

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 LP. So, yes "The Next Messiah"'s special sketch involves Ben Gibbard in a closet with a bunch of pink heart-shaped balloons that have Acid Tongue inscribed upon them. After that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 4, 2008 - 9:56 am

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 band that really likes to do webcasts. Last night's portion of the DNC had a different soundtrack: Rage Against The Machine played a protest show at the Denver Coliseum i… More »

By: brandon / August 28, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie are a band that consistently turns out sincere, thoughtful indie rock in a style their own. More »

By: 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 for free MP3tinis -- and I wouldn't say the Death Cab frontman won them over so much as the douchebag contingent dispersed to the Ballroom perimeter after a few songs. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 1, 2008 - 3:40 pm

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 out now. DCFC are not professional bloggers, so please send them tips. By Ben Gibbard It's come to my attention that there are some people who were genuinely upset at… More »

By: Ben Gibbard / May 20, 2008 - 1:00 am

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. The band (who are now quite hirsute!) promised new songs in their Coachella set list, and they delivered album opener "Bixby Canyon Bridge" and 37-minute hit single "I Will PossessMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 28, 2008 - 4:44 pm

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 forthcoming Narrow Stairs, which hasn't leaked yet. Spin recently sat down with them at Ahmet Ertegun's old office to talk about life on the road and Billy Corgan. SPIN: You'reMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 25, 2008 - 12:50 pm

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 Stairs. We've already heard, and discussed the length of, "I Will Possess Your Heart." Now you can discuss the length of this article Gibbard wrote, using Kerouac as a way… More »

By: brandon / April 14, 2008 - 10:20 am

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 the jammy, eight and half minute tale in a chilly warehouse, while the object of Ben's affection rides trains looking pensive. Little does she know Ben's winning her over i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2008 - 12:05 am

Ben Gibbard’s April Fools Day Side-Project

On this highest of prankster high holidays, the internet is riddled with shit you shouldn't believe. Or just maybe Ben Gibbard really is looking for some jazz release via his appropriately titled new side-project Just Jazzin'. Here's the project description: Just Jazzin' is a new project by Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. Bor… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 1, 2008 - 2:41 pm

New Death Cab For Cutie – “I Will Possess Your Heart”

You guys had fun with our game building jokes out of Death Cab's new record title Narrow Stairs (e.g. Ned said: "How do you confine an obese person to the lower floors of a house?" -- and that's the most politically correct one) ... but we think you're gonna find even more to love out… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 18, 2008 - 2:24 pm

Ben Gibbard, Ted Leo, Patton Oswalt Visit The Best Show

The excellent WFMU is in the midst of their 50th anniversary pledge drive, so last night the unlikely trio listed above variously stopped by Tom Scharpling's The Best Show to help raise cash. You can hear the 3-hour broadcast -- all pledge shout outs included! -- by heading here. Ted could always raise money with… More »

By: brandon / March 5, 2008 - 1:18 pm

New Death Cab For Cutie Album On The Horizon? We Have The Video And We’re Voting Yes

We all knew Ben Gibbard was a punk rocker and that Chris Walla was singing again. We even gave you a Death Cab For Cutie studio update a ways back ... but we didn't realize how close the boys were to their next album until we saw this behind the scenes video splashing over at… More »

By: Stereogum / December 19, 2007 - 5:58 pm

The Funk Of 40,025 Years

Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's Thriller. These days Jackson is more of a court jester, but for those of you who have forgotten (or never knew) that he once wore the "King of Pop" crown, one look at the Thriller tracklist will set you straight:01 "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"02… More »

By: Stereogum / November 30, 2007 - 1:49 pm

Ben Gibbard Covers Beat Happening

The Michael Azerrad documentary Kurt Cobain: About A Son, featuring audio clips of interviews between Michael and Kurt set to ambient cinematography, gets widespread theatrical release sometime this fall. For the doc (which we've yet to see), Azerrad's pulled together a solid roster of artists performing a spread of tunes, all being of the non-Nirvana… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2007 - 4:39 pm