Ben Gibbard Plays Solo Show In Seattle, Covers Alvvays
Saturday night (Nov. 15), Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard made a solo appearance at a fundraising event for Seattle youth arts at the city’s Neptune Theatre. Watch him perform a cover of Alvvays’ ‘Archie, Marry Me’ on piano in the video above.
Solo shows by the singer-songwriter are a rare occurrence, but Gibbard has been making a few one-off appearances as Death Cab finish recording their forthcoming eighth album, which is due out next year.
In addition to the Alvvays cover, Gibbard performed old Death Cab for Cutie songs, material from his 2012 solo album and songs from his work with Jay Farrar from the 2009 album, ‘One Fast Move or I’m Gone.’