Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard (born August 11, 1976 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American musician and songwriter who has formed several indie bands. He is most notable as the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie; his other projects include The Postal Service and All-Time Quarterback. He has also created music under his name and under the band Pinwheel.

Gibbard appeared as a guest on Jimmy Tamborello’s (his Postal Service collaborator) Dntel album entitled Life is Full of Possibilities (2001) – Specifically, he contributed vocals to the song "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan.". In addition, played bass for the band Pedro the Lion on their 2000 tour, and he played drums on the song ‘Carparts’ for The Long Winters’ 2002 album, "The Worst You Can Do Is Harm." He has also released a split EP with Andrew Kenny (of American Analog Set) in the Home Series on the Post-Parlo record label on March 30, 2004. Styrofoam’s 2004 album Nothing’s Lost features Gibbard’s vocals on the track "Couches in Alleys." Additionally, Ben contributed vocals to a song (Handle With Care) on Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis’s side project Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins’s album, Rabbit Fur Coat.

Gibbard will make his acting debut in the film "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men," an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s collection of short stories. Actor John Krasinski (NBC’s "The Office") wrote the screenplay and directed the film.

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Ben Gibbard Albums

0.0 2002-07-13: Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA, USA Ben Gibbard
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July 13, 2002
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0.0 2002-11-13: The Knitting Factory, New York, NY, USA Ben Gibbard
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November 13, 2002
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0.0 2002-12-24: Todd Wehr Hall, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, USA Ben Gibbard
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December 24, 2002
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0.0 2003-01-24: Le Privilege, Austin, TX, USA Ben Gibbard
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January 24, 2003
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0.0 2003-06-06: KEXP Studios Ben Gibbard
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June 6, 2003
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0.0 2003-08-15: Schuba’s Tavern, Chicago, IL, USA Ben Gibbard
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0.0 Andrew Kenny – Home Volume V Ben Gibbard
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0.0 Home Split Ep Ben Gibbard
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0.0 Live Acoustic Knitting Factory Ben Gibbard
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Captains Dead Blog

    • oasis acoustic compilation
      April 16, 2014

      oh happy day, peoples! what we got here is an oasis acoustic compilation. for some reason have found myself listening to the first few oasis records the past few days, and figured i would post this. there is more to this compilation but those tracks have been removed cause they were commercially released. track info […]

    • centro-matic “salty disciple”
      April 15, 2014

      y’all know i think centro-matic is pretty much the greatest band on the planet, so i wont get into too much. this here song is off their upcoming record take pride in your long odds which is due out on 6.3… that is all for now. love this, if you couldnt probably have guessed. centro-matic […]

    • strand of oaks “goshen ’97″ – official video

      my man timothy showalter and his strand of oaks is back, and ive missed him so… he’s signed with dead oceans and his new record, heal, is due out 6.24. if you arent familiar with tim/strand of oaks, i cannot speak more highly of his work and in fact all three of his previous record, […]


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