Ben Gibbard

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The Anniversary

Something About Airplanes Turns 20

I imagine Ben Gibbard circa 1998 situated under a tree reading Kerouac. A sensitive 20-something in sandals and jeans, probably the brainiest of his friend…
Julia Gray | August 17, 2018 - 9:12 am

Interview

Death Cab For Cutie’s Narrow Stairs At 10: An Interview With Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard is hesitant to talk about Death Cab For Cutie's new album, knowing that whatever he says will probably be misconstrued. He learned this…
Julia Gray | May 14, 2018 - 1:12 pm

List

Go Your Own Way: 25 Notable Divorce Albums

Pop music is littered with the shattered remains of relationships. As the stereotype goes: Personal strife often makes for good art. And for many artists,…
Ryan Leas | October 16, 2017 - 1:20 pm

More Ben Gibbard stories

Pure Bathing Culture – “The Downtown Lights” (The Blue Nile Cover)

Back in June, Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture announced their full album cover of the Blue Nile’s 1989 lost treasure Hats and shared the LP's closing…
Gil Green | August 13, 2018 - 6:19 pm

Premiere

Pure Bathing Culture & Ben Gibbard – “Saturday Night” (The Blue Nile Cover)

The Blue Nile's 1989 album Hats is the kind of lost treasure that, upon discovering it, you wind up breathlessly evangelizing to anyone who will…
Ryan Leas | June 12, 2018 - 12:02 pm

Watch Ben Gibbard Play His Universal Love Beatles Cover “And I Love Him” On Conan

MGM Resorts produced an album, Universal Love, that aims to reframe classic wedding songs for the LGBT community. Ben Gibbard recorded a cover of the…
Julia Gray | April 19, 2018 - 9:05 am

Hear Bob Dylan, St. Vincent, Ben Gibbard, & More Sing About Gay Love On New Covers Comp Universal Love

Universal Love is a new six-song compilation on which noteworthy musicians tweak the lyrics on well-known classics to turn them into gay love songs. Funded…
Chris DeVille | April 5, 2018 - 9:55 am

Death Cab For Cutie Share Recording Of Their First Show 20 Years Ago Today

Aspiring musicians take note: Record and save everything you do because you never know when your humble DIY band will go on to become one…
Chris DeVille | November 22, 2017 - 10:33 am

Stream Ben Gibbard’s Full-Length Cover Of Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque

For Turntable Kitchen's monthly vinyl subscription serious Sounds Delicious, in which one artist covers an entire album by another artist, Death Cab For Cutie frontman…
Chris DeVille | July 28, 2017 - 9:27 am

Interview

Q&A: Ben Gibbard On His Teenage Fanclub Tribute, The Next Death Cab LP, & His Heaviest Song Ever

It shouldn't surprise anyone that Ben Gibbard's favorite band is Teenage Fanclub, another ostensibly alt-rock-identified bunch of formalist squares whose records are as crafty and…
Dan Weiss | July 27, 2017 - 11:18 am

Ben Gibbard – “The Concept” (Teenage Fanclub Cover)

Ben Gibbard is the latest artist to take a crack at Turntable Kitchen's full-length album cover series Sounds Delicious. (Previous participants include Mutual Benefit, Foxygen's…
James Rettig | July 13, 2017 - 5:03 pm

Ben Gibbard & Macklemore Play Softball For Charity

A shared love of the Seattle Mariners has brought Ben Gibbard and Macklemore together before, and now it's brought them together again. The Death Cab…
Peter Helman | May 13, 2017 - 7:41 pm

Watch Ben Gibbard & Julien Baker Play Death Cab For Cutie’s “Photobooth” In Chicago

Julien Baker has covered Death Cab For Cutie's "Photobooth" before, and last night she did so alongside Death Cab's lead singer. Baker is opening for…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2017 - 11:48 am

Ben Gibbard Covering Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque For Vinyl Subscription Service

Last year, Turntable Kitchen successfully Kickstarted enough money for a monthly vinyl subscription series called Sounds Delicious, which would feature artists covering some of their…
James Rettig | December 13, 2016 - 12:40 pm

Watch A Short Film About Ben Gibbard’s Love Of Trail Running

Ben Gibbard loves trail running! In fact, he loves it so much that he's appearing in a short film for sports equipment manufacturer Salomon that's…
Peter Helman | September 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
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