Tag Archives: Ben Gibbard

Transatlanticism 10th Anniversary Edition

It’s hard to believe that Transatlanticism was released 10 years ago. Over the years my favorite song on the album changes with the direction my life is turning. Ben Gibbard gives us the sense of youth and adolescence evolving into adulthood throughout the course of Transatlanticism and I can’t imagine having it any other way.

Fortunately for us, NPR is giving us a first listen to the Transatlanticism demos edition. For a limited time, you can check out how all of the songs on the studio edition began. With alternate lyrics strung about the demos, slower and faster beats, it’s a beautiful gift for any Death Cab For Cutie lover.

On October 29th, you can purchase the original album that’ll be paired with demo versions. To hear the demos now, click here.

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Confirmed:

Found today on the Postal Service’s official website. The duo consisting of Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello are reuniting for their 10th anniversary after their album “Give Up” was released back in 2003. This reunion will consist of a deluxe edition of “Give Up” and a number of tour dates.

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Photo of the Day

Seattle Music Supporting Seattle Seahawks

It doesn’t get any better than this…

“You have the whole city behind you. Go Hawks!” – Mayor McGinn

Thanks to our ’12 Flag’ raisers today (l-r): Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire (Shabazz Palaces),Macklemore, Jason Finn (The Presidents Of The United States Of America), Nick Harmer (Death Cab for Cutie), Mayor Mike McGinn, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Scott Mercado (Candlebox). And Sir-Mix-A-Lot … we know you tried.

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Song of the Day

Ben Gibbard – Teardrop Windows

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Music Heavy

I’d like to think that it would be possible to categorize one day out of the week has being more music focused than other days, but the truth is, it only becomes “Music Tuesday” or Music Wednesday” if there’s more news just happening.

SO HEY! Music Tuesdays this week! I’ve got the new music video by Mayer Hawthorne for “No Strings” and as we all know, this is my favorite song from him, but probably not my favorite music video by him. That’s okay.

As previously mentioned, Ben Gibbard is on the brink of releasing his first solo album. 107.7 THE END premiered a song off of it last night entitled, “Teardrop Windows” and it is very Ben Gibbardy.

Check it out here.

Lastly, congratulations Minus the Bear on the release of your new album “Infinity Overhead!”

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Seattle Mourns

Ichiro Suzuki leaving the Mariners today for the Yankees is the worst news to come home to.

I don’t want to talk to anyone.


Ben Gibbard’s “Ichiro Theme”

BAHHH my heart hurts.

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Ben Gibbard To Release Solo Album

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard will release his first solo album (under his actual name this time) on October 16, 2012. The album entitled “Former Lives” will be a full-length solo LP by Barsuk. Gibbard has previously released another album as well, however, under the moniker ¡All-TIme Quarterback!

I could not be more excited to hear this album. Death Cab for Cutie was practically the soundtrack to my teenage years and with each year, his work continues to amaze me. This, I’m sure, will be no exception.

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In the News…

Fashion

- A first look at the Jason Wu for Target campaign! The collection debuts February 5, 2012. Is anyone else as excited as I am?! [Source]

- Vera Wang will hit the ice and show off her skills on April 2nd as an honored guest by Figure Skating in Harlem. [Source]

Music

- Indie singer Lana Del Rey has scored a modeling contract. [Source]

- The Black Keys cover the Rolling Stones’ newest issue. [Source]

- The Killers will release a new album in 2012. I still just love Hot Fuss.  [Source]

Television

- The Kardashians are hoping to launch a tabloid – just won’t quit building themselves up. [Source]

- Tim Gunn receives a daytime talk show. [Source]

- Contestants for Celebrity Apprentice have been revealed. Clay Aiken! [Source]

Movies

- Twilight will become a Broadway musical for one night on January 16. Proceeds from the event will go directly to charity Blessings in a Backpack. [Source]

Seattle

photo cred | The Stranger

- Apparently, the QFC on Broadway skipped three months ahead to Easter even passing on Valentine’s Day. [Source]

- Christine Gregoire will introduce a new bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington state. [Source]

Other

- Michelle Bachman has officially ended her presidential bid. [Source]

- Rumored Britney Spears is shopping for a wedding dress in the direction of Betsey Johnson or Jeremy Scott. It looks like our pop princess is spicing things up by opting out of the traditional gowns that would have been made by Vera Wang. [Source]

- Nick Cannon was hospitalized after suffering from mild kidney failure. [Source]

- Zooey Deschanel has officially filed for divorce from Ben Gibbard…is also a savvy spender according to TMZ. [Source]

- Sinhead O’Connor has called off her divorce after a night of passionate lovemaking with her husband. The divorce was filed after 16 days of marriage. So…Kim Kardashian wins again? [Source]

- Emma Roberts is deferring her college experience at Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, New York due to her work commitments and budding romance with Glee star, Chord Overstreet. [Source]

- Russell Brand and Katy Perry did not have a prenup. He could end up making $20 million off of her. [Source]

- James Franco has sold his first novel to Amazon Publishing. [Source]

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Nerd Crush: Chris Walla

pic cred: last.fm

When most people hear of the band “Death Cab For Cutie,” they automatically think of Ben Gibbard, but ladies and gentlemen – I’m here to remind you that there is another dreamboat within the group and his name is Chris Walla. Oh yeah. Chris. Walla. He’s the guitarist in the band, but occasionally can be heard on vocals. Did you also know that he put out a solo album under his name called “Field Manual” in 2008? If you enjoy listening to Death Cab For Cutie, then you will absolutely enjoy his side project. His latest project though has been creating his own record label – Trans Records. The first band on the label was The Lonely Forest, but I recently read that the label will now be working with Minneapolis indie pop group Now, Now.

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The Depressing News Continues

Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel have decided to separate.

Say it isn’t so! The two are separating after two years of marriage. At least it’s longer than 72 days, right?

The decision was amicable and no third party was involved.

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Nerd Herd

On the season finale of The Glee Project, my favorite contestant Cameron returned for the final episode. While I was extremely happy that Damien took home the win, I don’t think I paid that much attention to him as much as I focused on the scenes Cameron was actually in. Bree and I agreed last night that while it is obvious that he is talented, there is definitely something that draws our eye towards him throughout the entire episode. Sure, it’s his voice and the hipster attire, but another part of me thinks that it is because he represents a group of people  that has never been a part of the in crowd: the nerds. There’s no one like him on Glee or even on television right now.

As we all know, I’ve got a pretty sweet spot for the nerds – as do many girls. Can you really find a reason to not like one? I mean, have you ever seen a douchey nerd? And I’m not talking about those pretentious characters in television shows, I mean in real life. They don’t exist! They never cheat, except for that one episode of Saved By the Bell. They are known for being the shy smart types. They’ve got a type of style that isn’t mainstream and they always seem to know what’s going on before everyone else. A blogger’s dream right? Today, I learned from HelloGiggles that there’s actually a distinction between geek, nerd and dork. Who knew, right?

In short:

“Geek- Smart but not awkward
Nerd- Smart and awkward
Dork- Smart in less useful areas, awkward but proud regardless”

Feel free to read the rest of the article here:

What I also recognized today was the similarities between a nerd and a hipster. The same transition process occurs when scenesters become hipster. In this case, you start out being a nerd and develop into a full-grown adult-sized hipster. I’ve decided to highlight some of my favorite nerds in this post, but I’ll let you be the judge as to whether or not they are really as hip as they appear to be.

[Cameron Mitchell - The Glee Project right]

I think I’ve talked enough about Cameron in the text above so I won’t exhaust you anymore. He is basically the proudest nerd I have ever seen promoting the “Nerd Herd” in his YouTube videos, on the television series, and even in his music.

[Michael Cera]

Self-explanatory.

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And a very special Happy Birthday to Mister Ben Gibbard

You just keep doing what you do best.

I seriously hope that someday my future husband will be just as hip as you! Happy 35th birthday to my favorite Seattle crooner.

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Zooey and Ben’s Wedding Invites

This is the last wedding-themed post of the night I swear! However, I felt inclined to share this because

a) it is wedding related

b) it is somewhat Seattle related

c) who doesn’t love Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel (together or separately?)

Exactly. I discovered tonight – while perusing my wedding blogs – that their wedding invites were designed by Seattle-based design studio Hum Creative and are as every bit as adorable as you would imagine.

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In the News…

Fashion

How did Carrie Bradshaw afford her lifestyle as a columnist on Sex in the City? One blogger managed to calculate all of her expenses to find how much debt she would have. [Source]

TopShop will open its second location in the states in Chicago! [Source]

Music

Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz will perform at this year’s MTV’s 2011 Movie Awards. [Source]

For her sweet sixteen, Big Boi gave his daughter Jordan a record label called Purple Kidz. [Source]

Oh Land will be kicking off her summer tour w/ Sia beginning in July. [Source]

Ben Gibbard opens up about his dark past and battling alcoholism in the June issue of SPIN Magazine. [Source]

Television

America’s Next Top Model has announced the contestants for their All-Star Season. [Source] Round 2.

Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr will leave Gossip Girl at the end of the season as series regulars. [Source]

Zooey Deschanel will star in a new FOX Pilot called “The New Girl.” [Source]

NBC passes on Wonder Woman pilot. [Source]

Ashton Kutcher will join “2 and a Half Men.” [Source]

Movies

Will Smith stops traffic with his $2 million 1,150 sq feet trailer while filming Men in Black 3. [1][2]

Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen will star in a new film called “Very Good Girls.” [Source]

Seattle

Designer Monique Lhuillier will be visiting Nordstrom’s Flagship store downtown on 5/19. Bridesmaid dress viewing will be from 6-7PM [Source]

Other

Levi Johnston looks extremely good looking on the cover of his new book due out September 27: Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs [Source]

Leonardo DiCaprio has called it quits with longtime girlfriend Bar Rafaeli. [Source]

Hayden Panetierre and her giant boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko have split. [Source]

Autumn Reeser has given birth to a beautiful baby boy named Finn. [Source] Named after Glee?

Bristol Palin admits that the plastic surgery on her face was for medical reasons. [Source]

Actor Mike Myers is about to become a dad for the first time at age 47. [Source]

Lady Gaga is no longer in a relationship w/ Lüc Carl. [Source]

Facebook has found themselves to be in a potential scandal w/ Google. [Source]

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Vintage Ben Gibbard

Before Ben Gibbard became the lead singer of Death Cab For Cutie, he was a rocker and here he is singing “God, Save the Queen” back in 1993 as a teenager. Hard to believe that I was only a toddler then so now I just feel very young watching this video from the 90′s.

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