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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

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

The Anniversary

Rabbit Fur Coat Turns 10

Jenny Lewis was the first musician who taught me that I didn’t have to be a bummer or a badass in order to be taken…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 25, 2016 - 11:56 am

More Ben Gibbard stories

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

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

Watch Ben Gibbard Perform With The Monkees In Seattle

Ben Gibbard joined the Monkees onstage last night at Seattle's Moore Theater to perform two songs. The first was "Me & Magdalena," which Gibbard wrote…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 27, 2016 - 4:52 pm

Watch Ben Gibbard Throw Another Ceremonial First Pitch For The Mariners

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is a big fan of the Seattle Mariners. The Washington native has previously recorded an ode to former
Peter Helman | July 21, 2016 - 8:46 pm

Hear Death Cab For Cutie’s Original OMD-Sampling Demo For “You Are A Tourist”

Ben Gibbard has shared the original demo for "You Are A Tourist," the lead single from Death Cab For Cutie's 2011 album Codes And Keys.
Chris DeVille | June 24, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Hear Ben Gibbard And Lauren Mayberry Meet For The First Time On The Talkhouse Music Podcast

Death Cab For Cutie and Chvrches are in the midst of a co-headlining North American tour with two controversial shows to go on as scheduled
Zac Gelfand | June 13, 2016 - 3:34 pm

The Monkees – “Me & Magdalena” (Written By Ben Gibbard)

Next week, the Monkees will release Good Times!, their first new album in 20 years and the first since the death of founding member Davy
James Rettig | May 20, 2016 - 9:57 am
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