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Watch The Postal Service Audition Anne Hathaway, Japanese Breakfast, Huey Lewis, and More

Amusing Voter Video Also Features Patton Oswalt, Kenny G, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bret McKenzie (of Flight of the Conchords), Vanessa Bayer, Caroline Polachek, Tunde Adebimpe (of TV on the Radio), and Others

Oct 07, 2020

Yesterday on social media The Postal Service teased that something was coming today. Calm down, no it’s not a long awaited new album from Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis. Instead they have shared an amusing video to encourage you to vote in which various notable people audition to join the band via Zoom, including Anne Hathaway, Michelle Zauner (aka Japanese Breakfast), Huey Lewis, Patton Oswalt, Kenny G, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bret McKenzie (of Flight of the Conchords), Vanessa Bayer, Caroline Polachek, Tunde Adebimpe (of TV on the Radio), J Mascis, and others.  More

May 28, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has been livestreaming solo concerts from his home studio since March. Tonight he performed his final concert for a while and his wife Rachel Demy got to pick the setlist, which included a cover of Björk’s “All Is Full of Love.”  More

May 28, 2020

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has shared a new song, "Proxima B," as well as a cover of Minor Threat's "Filler."  More

May 14, 2020

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie was the musical guest on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He performed his recent single, “Life In Quarantine,” doing it solo acoustic from home.  More

May 07, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has been live streaming solo concerts from his home studio. Tonight’s concert was an all-Beatles covers set.  More

Apr 24, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has been live streaming solo concerts from his home studio. During last night’s concert he performed a new song, “Proxima B,” and covered Nirvana’s “All Apologies” in what was an all-piano set.  More

Apr 10, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has been live streaming solo concerts from his home studio. During last night’s concert he performed all of Death Cab for Cutie’s 2000-released album We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary. More

Apr 02, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has been live streaming daily solo concerts from his home studio. He has now switched from daily to weekly concerts and today during his first weekly one he covered Fountains of Wayne’s “Barbara H.” in tribute to the band’s Adam Schlesinger, who died yesterday due to COVID-19. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Braids, NZCA LINES, Muzz, Sorry, and More

Plus Bob Dylan, Man Man, Hamilton Leithauser, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 27, 2020

Welcome to the twelfth Songs of the Week of 2020. It was another scary week out there, as America surpassed China and Italy to become the country with the most COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the world, with 101,242 known U.S. cases at the time of this writing and 1,588 American COVID-19 deaths. Meanwhile the world economy is in tatters and there’s no realistic end to the quarantine in sight, despite what President Trump says about everything opening back up again in time for Easter.  More

Ben Gibbard Shares Studio Version of “Life In Quarantine” and Plays More Home Concerts

Vote On Which Songs He Performs During Tomorrow's Live From Home

Mar 26, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has been live streaming daily solo concerts from his home studio and watch this week's ones here. Last week Gibbard also shared a video where he performed the new song “Life In Quarantine,” which is inspired by what we’re all going through with COVID-19, and now he has shared the studio version of the song.  More

Mar 20, 2020

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has shared a video where he performs the new song “Life In Quarantine” which is inspired by what we’re all going through with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. He's also shared his latest Live From Home live streamed concert. More

Mar 19, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, for the next few weeks Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie will be live streaming solo concerts from his home studio. The second performance was yesterday and during the 50 minutes he covered New Order’s “Ceremony.”  More

Nov 05, 2019

Last night at the Bellco Theater in Denver, CO Lana Del Rey sang a duet with Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, covering his classic 2005-released song "I Will Follow You Into the Dark." Del Rey also performed a duet with Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin, doing Jacklin's own song "Don't Know How To Keep Loving You." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Bat For Lashes, Marika Hackman, Caroline Polakchek, and More

Plus Metronomy, DIIV, Chance The Rapper + Ben Gibbard, Tegan and Sara, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 26, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was another strong week for new tracks. There are some repeat offenders (artists who have had previous Songs of the Week in recent months), some newbies, and a surprising collaboration. More

Chance The Rapper Enlists Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard for New Song “Do You Remember”

Plus Stream the New Album The Big Day and Hear CocoRosie Collaboration “Roo”

Jul 26, 2019

Chance The Rapper has finally released his debut album, The Big Day, today. The Big Day features a slew of special guests, but of most note to our readers might be the song "Do You Remember," which features guest vocals from Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and was co-written by Gibbard and a bunch of other people, including Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. More

May 09, 2019

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard has shared a cover of Minor Threat's "Filler." The original was the first track on Minor Threat's self-titled debut EP from 1981. More

Listen to Same Sex Wedding EP Featuring St. Vincent, Benjamin Gibbard, Bob Dylan, and More

Universal Love EP Also Features Kesha, Kele Okereke, and Valerie June Doing New Takes on Classic Love Songs

Apr 05, 2018

Universal Love is a new EP funded by MGM Resorts that features musicians covering classic love songs but adjusting the gender pronouns so that they would be more appropriate for same sex weddings. It features St. VincentBenjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for CutieBob DylanKesha, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, and Valerie JuneMore

Nov 22, 2017

Death Cab for Cutie played their first ever show 20 years ago today, on November 22, 1997. In honor of that anniversary the band have shared the audio for the acoustic set on Bandcamp for $4.00, with some of the proceeds going to the Seattle-based charity Aurora Commons. More

Feb 05, 2016

The Monkees (well one-half of them at least) have announced a new album. What makes it noteworthy is that the lyrics have been written by Death Cab For Cutie's Ben GibbardWeezer's Rivers Cuomo, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, and Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue. The album will also include previously unused songs written for the band by Neil Diamond and Harry NilssonMore

Watch: Ben Gibbard Plays “Fallon”

Performs "Teardrop Windows" and "Oh, Woe"

Oct 15, 2012

Promoting the release of his debut solo album Former Lives, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard stopped by the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Friday to perform. More



Reviews

Former Lives

Former Lives

Barsuk

Oct 12, 2012

To those of you waiting in vulturous speculation over what might have been Ben (or, for the sake of Former Lives, Benjamin) Gibbard's post-divorce catharsis record: at ease. Former Lives is, in actuality, something of a scrapbook of the Death Cab for Cutie frontman's songwriting from the last eight yearshence the collection's title looking wistfully over its shoulder. More