Band of the Week: Cataldo - Seattlemag
SeattlemagBand of the Week: CataldoSeattlemagTucker Martine continued his lauded streak of Cataldo record mixing and we have appearances from many Pacific Northwest luminaries: Ben Gibbard, Andrew Joslyn, Danielle Sullivan from Wild Ones, as well as folks from Pickwick, Ruler, Fruit Bats, Chris ...
Posted on 18 April 2017 | 3:09 pm
Album release concert Saturday -
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber (subscription)Album release concert SaturdayVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber (subscription)Earl has toured extensively, playing with outstanding musicians such as Loudon Wainwright, Rhett Miller and Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, who spoke for many people when he said Earl had “the most heartbreakingly beautiful voice in Seattle.
Posted on 18 April 2017 | 10:41 am
Elliott Smith's 'XO' & 'Figure 8′
Brooklyn Vegan (blog)Elliott Smith's 'XO' & 'Figure 8′ reissued on vinyl - Brooklyn VeganBrooklyn Vegan (blog)Plus: listen to Ben Gibbard, Anderson Cooper, Jack Black and more talk about Elliott's influence.and more »
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 7:26 am
Chloe Was a Rolling Stone - The Ringer
The Ringer (blog)Chloe Was a Rolling StoneThe Ringer (blog)(Find someone who looks at you the way Seth Cohen looked at Ben Gibbard.) Chloe, on the other hand, just loves “music.” The closest she comes to fandom for any artist is Janis Joplin, because she's the only artist who's played twice in the Big Little ...
Posted on 31 March 2017 | 8:03 am
Ben Gibbard announces SF show with Thao
The Bay BridgedBen Gibbard announces SF show with Thao NguyenThe Bay BridgedContemporary prince of indie rock Ben Gibbard has announced a lone West Coast appearance this coming June 8 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Nearly a month before he is scheduled to appear at festivals in Austria and Rhode Island, the date ...
Posted on 29 March 2017 | 2:24 pm
Death Cab For Cutie - Kintsugi
A broken-hearted but fascinating return... The last time we heard from Death Cab For Cutie , life - as the matinee jaunt of 'Codes And Keys' closer 'Stay Young Go Dancing' put it so succintly - was sweet. Frontman Ben Gibbard was high on marriage, making music that reflected this: sadly, it was largely forgettable. Four years on and that's all over, the pair divorced and Gibbard broken, and it's ...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 3:28 am
Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard Opens
Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is ready for some tough questions. On March 31, the Seattle indie-rock institution released its eighth...
Posted on 3 April 2015 | 9:12 am
Q&A: Death Cab for Cutie discuss losing a
Death Cab for Cutie has a devoted fanbase — and sometimes that just means louder disappointment. Released months before songwriter Ben Gibbard separated from then-wife Zooey Deschanel, the record felt slightly impersonal, with a keyboard-based sound that proved divisive. During production, founding guitarist Chris Walla — who had also produced all the band's previous records — announced he was ...
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 12:05 pm
Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard steps
Ben Gibbard never thought he'd find himself where he did at the end of 2012.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 4:16 am
Death Cab for Cutie finds austere beauty in
There's no escaping the backdrop of Death Cab for Cutie's eighth studio album, "Kintsugi" (Atlantic). No names are named, but the breakup of singer Ben Gibbard's marriage with actress Zooey Deschanel shadows every note.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 2:14 pm
Chris Walla Announces New Album, Talks With
"On a more existential level, and eventually one of the things that led to me wanting to leave the band, was feeling like Ben [Gibbard]'s stories weren't coinciding with my own life in a way that I could continue to prioritize my whole living experience ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 4:30 am
I Will Follow You Into The Dark” helped
“We realized that we had all this bargaining power to go to a major label and have every detail fall in line the way we wanted it to—you know, the dream record contract that every band’s trying to get at some point,” frontman Ben Gibbard told The A ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:10 pm
10 Years of Plans by Death Cab for Cutie
As a longtime fan, I wish I could say that I saw them in a small, cozy room somewhere, but as Ben Gibbard played 'I Will Follow You Into the Dark', the sounds of an acoustic guitar and a chorus of voices reciting the lyrics felt intimate. That moment ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:45 pm
Newlywed Zooey Deschanel enjoys day out with
Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson. Zooey was married once before, to Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service lead vocalist Ben Gibbard.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:29 am
Local Limelight: Saint Bernard
Featuring acoustic guitars and soft vocals suggestive of Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, Saint Bernard bears no sonic nods to Murray’s past. But the singer, who earned a film-studies degree at Ohio State University, is just as passionate about ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:36 am