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Watch Ben Gibbard Cover Guided By Voices’ “Tractor Rape Chain”

"Tractor Rape Chain" is one of the most classic songs on Bee Thousand, one of Guided By Voices' most classic albums. And even though the aesthetic difference between modern-day GBV and modern-day Death Cab For Cutie seems vast, the bands exploded into the national underground within a few years of each other and probably… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 27, 2015

Stream Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi

Death Cab For Cutie's new album Kintsugi is their first in four years; it follows 2011's Codes And Keys. It's also the first album the band has released since guitarist and co-founder Chris Walla left. Walla played on the album, but he didn't produce it, and it's the first Death Cab album that bear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie – “Little Wanderer”

Death Cab For Cutie has shared "Little Wanderer," the fourth single from their upcoming eighth full-length Kintsugi. Unlike the tracks we've already heard from it -- "Black Sun," "No Room In Frame," and "The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive" -- this one feels a little more muted, falling back on the long-distance imagery… More »

By: James Rettig / March 16, 2015

33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

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 »

By: Stereogum / March 10, 2015

Working With The Scars: Death Cab For Cutie Repair Themselves For Kintsugi

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / March 9, 2015

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

For all the fresh beefing we were made to endure this week, it's nice to have the 5 Best Songs to help us remember why we listen to music in the first place. Musicians dissing each other is fun (and often very, very funny), but at the end of a long… More »

By: Stereogum / February 27, 2015

Watch Mark Kozelek Fill In On Guitar For His Broken-Handed Friend Ben Gibbard

One of the many showstoppers on Sun Kil Moon's Benji was album closer "Ben's My Friend," a song about Mark Kozelek having something of a nervous breakdown while watching longtime pal Ben Gibbard perform for a massive audience on the Postal Service reunion tour. Kozelek and Gibbard have since published a pair of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie – “No Room In Frame”

"No Room In Frame" is the opening track on Death Cab For Cutie's new Kintsugi, and now it's the second single following "Black Sun." As an opener, "No Room In Frame" does a fine job setting the tone in terms of both sonic experimentation (all these beats beats beats beats beats beats) and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun” Video

"Black Sun" is the first single off of Death Cab For Cutie's forthcoming LP, Kintsugi, and today the band has shared a super high-budget narrative piece as the official video. Ben Gibbard plays a director on the set of an action shoot, and we are tasked with watching a man get hit by a… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 11, 2015

Watch Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Play “Black Sun” Acoustic For SiriusXM

We've heard the studio, live, and Letterman versions of Death Cab For Cutie's "Black Sun." Now here's the acoustic version of the Kintsugi single as performed by Ben Gibbard for SiriusXM. Given how many layers are involved in the full-band version of the song, the stripped-down campfire treatment is actually pretty… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 10, 2015

Watch Death Cab 2.0 Play “Black Sun” On Letterman

Death Cab For Cutie are on the brink of releasing their new album Kintsugi, and last night, they were on the Late Show With David Letterman to play their lush and synthy new single "Black Sun." For most of us, this is our first chance to get a good look at the post-Chri… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun”

In a couple of months, indie rock institution Death Cab For Cutie will release their new album Kintsugi, their last effort with guitarist and producer Chris Walla. They've been playing new songs live and inviting fans to piece together the lyrics to first single "Black Sun." It's a big, sweeping ballad with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2015

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Play Three New Songs At First Show Without Chris Walla

UPDATE: Revolt TV has video of all three Kintsugi songs Death Cab played last night. Watch below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 21, 2015

Death Cab Enlist Fans To Piece Together “Black Sun” Lyrics On Instagram

Death Cab's doing some Taylor Swift-grade marketing for their new album, Kintsugi, and its lead single, "Black Sun." Here's the band's explanation: "Ben has hand painted the lyrics of the next Death Cab For Cutie single onto a canvas and cut it into thirty three unique pieces. Those pieces have been sent to fa… More »

By: James Rettig / January 17, 2015

Surprise! Death Cab For Cutie’s First Show Without Chris Walla Is Tuesday

Last year we learned that Chris Walla was leaving Death Cab For Cutie but would appear on one more album, out this year. Last week we learned that the album is called Kintsugi and will be out at the end of March. And now Ben Gibbard has revealed on Instagram that Death Cab'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 16, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie Share Kintsugi Album Cover, Tracklist, Release Date

Death Cab For Cutie have announced the details of their next album, which will be the last that they recorded with founding member Chris Walla. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, they reveal that the new album will be called Kintsugi and is due out on March 31st. Bassist Nick Harmer explai… More »

By: James Rettig / January 12, 2015

Watch Ben Gibbard Talk About Ultrarunning On Ginger Runner Live

Ben Gibbard is really into running, so much so that he agreed to be interviewed for an hour about it. Gibbard and Ethan Newberry (BKA "The Ginger Runner") discuss everything from how Gibbard got his start as a running enthusiast in an effort to kick his unhealthy young adult lifestyle to his preferred pair of… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 25, 2014

Watch Ben Gibbard Cover Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me” At Seattle Arts Charity Show

Toronto indie-pop act Alvvays have had a breakout year, and here's the latest evidence: Saturday night, during a benefit show for Seattle area arts nonprofit Power2Give/Puget Sound, Ben Gibbard sat at a piano and covered Alvvays' signature song "Archie, Marry Me." Instagram user Dusty Henry captured a few seconds of the performance,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 17, 2014

Read Emails Between Mark Kozelek And Ben Gibbard About Alienating Their Fans, San Francisco, And Almost Famous

Mark Kozelek and Ben Gibbard had an email conversation for The Thread where they talked about a bunch of different things, including alienating their fans, San Francisco's gentrification, and Almost Famous. (The two singers have known each other for a while -- "Ben's My Friend" on Benji is about Gibbard.) Gibbard gets thing… More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014

Q&A: Death Cab For Cutie Preview Their Final Album With Chris Walla

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 23, 2014
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