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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

Update For Cutie, Radiohead, Björk

Slow Fridays are good for one thing: studio progress updates! Although, today has been kind of special as far as non-news studio news goes. So, here’s the trifecta…

First up: Radiohead! LP7’s like old faithful for reportage on the studio status front, but this one’s more juicy than some of our past drool sessions. More »

By: Stereogum / September 7, 2007 - 3:32 pm

Ben Gibbard Was A Punk Rocker

The internet age’s far reaching implications, in three oversimplified points: easy access to vast quantities of music, the proliferation of porn domains, and never being able to run from your past. So be careful what you post! And if you’re considering a career as a rock star, know that those early demos will be dug… More »

By: Stereogum / August 16, 2007 - 2:01 pm

Ben Gibbard Gets His Crank Yanked

Online radio show Cloak and Dagger got Jerky with Cutie Ben Gibbard in what they’ve titled an “Ambush Interview,” cold-calling the Death Cabber and posing some silly questions for his consideration. Ben catches on early enough and plays along (“These gay rumors have been dogging me … I’m blaming that on Johnathan Rice”). Unless thi… More »

By: Stereogum / May 30, 2007 - 9:31 am

Parental Advisory: Emo-Obsessed News Reports May Contain Explicit Hysterics

They say “three’s a trend,” so look out parents! This emo-plague has got some legs (in black leggings) and if North Dakota and southern California succumbed to the scare-mongering, who are Utah news teams to resist? Beehive State ABC affiliate offer their investigation into “this underground culture of kids who wear black clothing and hair.”… More »

By: Stereogum / May 25, 2007 - 2:02 pm

Death Cab For Halpert

Did any of you guys take us up on our “Guess Which Song Gibbard Will Cover” game last night and stream Ben’s set at 9:30 Club? ‘Cause you forgot to tell us that Office mate John Krasinski strapped on a guitar and got on stage. Bad readers. You know we’re geeks and this is what… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2007 - 4:54 pm

Ben Gibbard Continues The Cover Love, Tackles The Mountain Goats

While we were at Radio City last night, Ben Gibbard was 90 miles down the NJ and PA turnpikes at Philly’s TLA on South Street for another stop on his solo tour. Of course you know what that means: more covers! And not surprisingly, Darnielle’s Mountain Goat bleat is a better fit for Ben tha… More »

By: Stereogum / May 10, 2007 - 7:33 pm

Ben Gibbard Covers Nirvana, Plays New Stuff In Somerville, MA

More cover love! Mog user msquared wandered over to Somerville Theatre in Massachusetts last night to catch the David Bazan and Ben Gibbard solo tour. In addition to a song-requesting Ted Leo making his presence felt by bantering with Ben, the Somerville crowd was treated to a Gibbard-and-piano take on “All Apologies.” msquared offers u… More »

By: Stereogum / May 8, 2007 - 1:32 pm

Dig Deep For The Drummer

From Camp Rogue Wave:On September 30th 2006, San Francisco band Rogue Wave will host a benefit concert to raise money for their drummer Pat Spurgeon, who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant.

The benefit concert will feature performances by Rogue Wave, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie,) Matthew Caws (Nada Surf,) Rya… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 21, 2006 - 12:46 pm

Death Cab For Cutie’s Live NYTimes Q&A

On Sunday night, we sent Stereogum reader Elizabeth and her Fuji FinePix to cover NY Times’ Q&A with Death Cab For Cutie. She took copious notes and great photos. Here’s her review. (Thanks Elizabeth!)

By Elizabeth Weinberg for Stereogum
I admit it: I didn’t enter the Elebash Recital Hall with high expectations. “Soul Meet… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 11, 2006 - 6:00 pm

More Morr

You know how I love me some Morr music. Unfortunately I didn’t make it out to either of the Go Find/Styrofoam/Lali Puna shows earlier this week. I hear all the bands were excellent. Music For Robots has a cut from the new Styrofoam that features that guy from The O.C., Ben Gibbard. Check it out… More »

By: Stereogum / November 18, 2004 - 12:07 pm
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