Ben Gibbard stopped by 'The Colbert Report' last night (Jan. 10) to chat with Stephen Colbert and run through a couple of tunes from his second solo album, 'Former Lives,' which dropped last year. The first performance, of the single 'Bigger Than Love' (watch above), featured an all-star backing band comprising guitarist Ted Leo, Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, keyboardist Jamie Edwards and bassist-singer Aimee Mann, who sang alongside Gibbard on the album version of the tune as well.
Ben Gibbard is moving on from his former life and this week's news that his divorce from Zooey Deschanel has been finalized. Last night (Dec. 21), the Death Cab for Cutie frontman appeared on 'Conan' to perform 'Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke),' a song from his most recent solo album 'Former Lives,' backed by none other than the Los Angeles-based mariachi outfit Trio Ellas.
Young love is precious, and in this brand-new Dell commercial, Billy captures Charlotte's attention by taking pictures of her favorite things in the world -- the stars -- with his powerful new laptop. Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard’s heartwarming song, ‘You Remind Me of Home,’ can be heard in the background of the charming ad.
Ben Gibbard has said it before, and he'll say it again. In fact, he does say it again: His popular electronic music project with producer Jimmy Tamborello (aka DNTL) known as the Postal Service has no intentions of ever recording a follow-up to their sole full-length album, 2003's 'Give Up.' "There are no plans to make a second record," Gibbard tells Spinner. "I can't say that enough."
Ben Gibbard teams up with veteran singer-songwriter Aimee Mann for a duet on 'Bigger Than Love,' the second cut to surface from the Death Cab for Cutie frontman's forthcoming solo album, 'Former Lives,' which drops Oct. 16. Mann does such a good job at matching Gibbard's distinct style of singing that you'd better listen closely, or you may just be in for a surprise when the first chorus rolls around.
In Ben Gibbard's world, even buildings get bummed out. The Death Cab for Cutie frontman has unveiled 'Teardrop Windows,' the lead single from his forthcoming solo debut, 'Former Lives,' and it's all about the Smith Tower, once the tallest -- and apparently still the saddest -- skyscraper in Seattle.
Recent birthday boy Ben Gibbard has mapped out a fall North American tour that will see the Death Cab for Cutie frontman crossing the country in support of his 'Former Lives' solo album, out on Oct. 16. The trek kicks off with one-off stops in Big Sur, Calif. and Toronto, Ontario in September and October, respectively, before launching properly on Nov. 1 in Minneapolis, Minn. and running through a Nov. 14 gig in Los Angeles, Calif.