The lineup for the 2013 edition of Bumbershoot, set for the Seattle Center from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, has been revealed, with Death Cab for Cutie, MGMT, Alt-J, Tegan & Sara and the Breeders as just a few of the main attractions scheduled to take the stage over the Labor Day weekend. The lineup is eclectic, but something else makes this event special, and it involves Death Cab!
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You’ve seen them at parties, lurking in the corner, waiting to engage in battle disguised as conversation. They’re indie rock know-it-alls, and no matter what band or musician you mention, they’ve got an opinion — strong and almost certainly negative — ready to ram down your throat. With Instant Expert, we offe
It's been a crazy 21st century for Benjamin Gibbard, whose soft-spoken voice has permeated the era, and whose Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service projects have left an indelible mark on listeners' lives. Along the way, he married indie princess Zooey Deschanel, though the two have since split up. Through all of this, he flipped between his native Seattle and adopted home of Los Angeles, all the while writing and recording disarming little solo songs. From these comes 'Former Lives,' his first album under his own name, and a more fitting title would be hard to find.
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.
Everybody join us as we wish a big happy birthday to Ben Gibbard, who is celebrating turning 36 years old today (Aug. 11). The singer is, of course, best known for his work with Death Cab for Cutie, but he's also played with projects as varied as All-Time Quarterback and the Postal Service over the years. He also issued his split-solo album, 'Home Volume V,' back in 2003, and plans on following that up with solo disc 'Former Lives' later this year.
Death Cab for Cutie songs have been gaining the respect of indie rock fans for almost 15 years now. The band's breakout success started with their 2003 album, 'Transatlanticism,' and really took off after their 2005 record, 'Plans.' Frontman Ben Gibbard, guitarist and producer Chris Walla, bassist Nick Harmer and drummer Jason McGerr have developed into one of the most accessible bands in rock today. For your enjoyment, Diffuser.fm counts down the 10 Best Death Cab for Cutie Songs.
Yesterday (July 23) was a sad day for Seattle Mariners fans, as one of the team's most beloved and longest-lasting players, Ichiro Suzuki, was traded to the New York Yankees. But Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard helped soothe the burn a bit by posting his own musical tribute to the departed legend, suitably titled 'Ichiro.'
Ben Gibbard, best known for his work with indie darlings Death Cab for Cutie and the electronica side project the Postal Service, is going solo -- sort of. Gibbard has announced an Oct. 16 release date in North America for 'Former Lives,' a 12-track solo collection that will feature guest contributions from Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, Son Volt's Mark Spencer and singer-songwriter Aimee Mann.
Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is the latest target for radical religious group the Westboro Baptist Church. The organization announced last month that they would arrange a protest rally at the band's July 8 show in Kansas City, Mo. To Gibbard's credit, he has no qualms about Westboro Baptist Church members and their controversial activities, just as long as they play by the rules.