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Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie Teases New Song ‘Your Hurricane’

Genres 09:03AM EDT

Death Cab for Cutie just dropped a teaser for its new song 'Your Hurricane.' The 33-second preview features lead vocalist Ben Gibbard's somber and calming tone.READ MORE

Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie Announces New Album, North American Tour Dates

Genres 07:20AM EDT

Death Cab For Cutie released a teaser trailer to announced their upcoming studio album on Tuesday, May 1. The alternative rock band also announced an upcoming North American tour.READ MORE

Kesha

‘Universal Love’: Bob Dylan, Kesha Sing Classic Love Songs Remade For LGBTQ Couples

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'Universal Love' playlist is a short collection of wedding classics reworked for same-sex couples. The album featured songs by The Beatles, Janis Joplin, and others performed by LGBTQ members and supporters like Kesha, St. Vincent, and Bob Dylan.READ MORE

The Monkees

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Wrote Song for The Monkees That "Sounds Like It's About a Little Girl"

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For the 50-year anniversary of the band, The Monkees is reuniting with an album titled 'Good Times!' with writing contributions from Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard and others.READ MORE

Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie Shares "Little Wanderer": Fourth Single From 'Kintsugi' Is a Breezy Love Ballad [LISTEN]

Buzz 10:22AM EDT

Death Cab for Cutie has shared the fourth and latest single from 'Kintsugi.' "Little Wanderer" follows "No Room in Frame," "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" and "Black Sun." It is an understated, breezy tune that celebrates a love's restless soul, and Ben Gibbard's vocals are as sweet as ever.READ MORE

Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek Reminisces About When He'd Never Heard of Modest Mouse

Buzz 15:09PM EDT

Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon) and Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) exchanged emails for The Thread near the end of 2014. The two were back at it again this week, and Kozelek recounted a story about Modest Mouse and the time before he had ever heard of them.READ MORE

Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie Talk New Album 'Kintsugi': Record Will Be First Without Guitarist Chris Walla [TRACKLIST]

Buzz 14:54PM EDT

The title for the new Death Cab for Cutie album is "Kintsugi." According to an interview with "Rolling Stone," the album's name is a Japanese artform that captures where the band is currently. After 17 years, guitarist Chris Walla left the band in 2014, and now Ben Gibbard and Co. have to find a way to move forward without forgetting their humble past. "It's a Japanese style of art where they take fractured, broken ceramics and put them back together with very obvious, real gold," bassist Nick Harmer said. "It's making the repair of an object a visual part of its history. That resonated with us as a philosophy, and it connected to a lot of what we were going through, both professionally and personally." Walla announced his departure from the band in September, playing his final gig with Death Cab the following month. "In the West, if you break an heirloom, you either throw it away or you make the repair as invisible as possible," he added. "But there's this artistic movement in Japan where the repair of it, the damage of it, is more important as part of the history of something than repairing it to its original state."READ MORE

Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard Talks Kurt Cobain With Dave Grohl On 'Sonic Highways'

Buzz 14:15PM EDT

Death Cab for Cutie and Foo Fighters don't exactly mix, but that didn't keep DCFC's Ben Gibbard from contributing to a fellow Seattle-ish project this year. The singer helped out with Foo's "Subterranean," released earlier this month on Sonic Highways.READ MORE

Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon

'The Possum' Vinyl Release: Mark Kozelek Adding Weird B-Side To Single

Buzz 14:09PM EDT

Mark Kozelek is the flame-throwing artist behind Sun Kil Moon, a musical project that produced this year's best dis track. He recently announced he's re-releasing "The Possum" as a 10-inch vinyl (due April 2015).READ MORE

Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard Covers Alvvays' "Marry Me, Archie" At Seattle Charity Show [WATCH]

Buzz 12:30PM EDT

The Washington musician is playing solo shows in his spare time, and he provided fans a cover of "Marry Me, Archie" at a charity gig in Seattle this past weekend.READ MORE

Ben Gibbard

The Postal Service Releases 'Nothing Better' Preview From Forthcoming Concert Film 'Everything Will Change' [WATCH]

Buzz 14:31PM EDT

The duo of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello get some help from Jenny Lewis for "Nothing Better," which is a memorable tune for two reasons.READ MORE

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Ben Gibbard, Mark Kozelek Trade Emails about 'Almost Famous' and Angering Their Fans

Buzz 12:00PM EDT

Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek is known for stirring up trouble. Ben Gibbard? Not so much. The pair traded emails in a recent Thread feature and discussed the incidents when they angered fans at shows, and Kozelek discussed his time working on "Almost Famous."READ MORE

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Ben Gibbard, Death Cab For Cutie Move On With New Album After Chris Walla's Departure

Buzz 19:59PM EDT

Casual Death Cab For Cutie fans probably didn't understand what Chris Walla's departure meant for the band in mid-September.READ MORE

Vampire Weekend

8 Bands Whose Producers Are A Member Of The Band: The Beach Boys, Vampire Weekend, And More

Exclusives 14:21PM EDT

It's often tough for a band to maintain complete control of their creative vision, especially when they hire a producer from outside the band to help them capture their sound on record. These eight bands, however, remained true to their vision by having a member of the band produce their records.READ MORE

Ben Gibbard of The Postal Service

The Postal Service to Release Concert Film 'Everything Will Change' Nov. 14 [WATCH]

Genres 16:29PM EDT

Consequence of Sound reports that influential electro-pop duo The Postal Service will be releasing a documentary about their 2013 reunion tour titled "Everything Will Change." The Justin Mitchell-directed film primarily focuses on the duo’s performances at Berkeley, California’s Greek Theater over two nights in July 2013, and will also include interviews and backstage footage.READ MORE

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