I’m pretty sure that Ben Gibbard could cover anything – any song on the planet – and I would still be in love with it. I’ve been listening to “Archie, Marry Me” for a couple months now so when I heard that Ben had covered this song, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Gibbard – Teardrop Windows
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!”
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.
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.
– 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]
– 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]
– 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]
– 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]
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]
– 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]
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.