Benjamin Gibbard (born August 11, 1976 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American musician who has formed several indie bands. He is most notable as the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, although also known for his project ¡All-Time Quarterback! and his first band, Pinwheel.
Gibbard spent his formative years in Bremerton, Washington during the time of the grunge musical explosion during the early 1990s. Growing up he was influenced by Nirvana Read more on Last.fm
2009 One Fast Move or I'm Gone (Music from Kerouac's Big Sur)
2008 Kurt Cobain About a Son: Original Score
Home Vol. 5
Oct 16, 2017
'Former Lives' is five years old!
Sep 26, 2017
It’s National Voter Registration Day! To update your voter registration, visit HeadCount.org/RegisterToVote
Sep 13, 2017
Photo by: Rachel Demy
Sep 08, 2017
Ben is playing an intimate #GiveaHome show with Amnesty International USA and Sofar Sounds in a secret Seattle location on September 20th in support of the world's refugees.
Donate here for a chance to win a pair of tickets: bit.ly/GAH-BenGibbard
We all deserve a home, not just the memory of one.
Sep 07, 2017
That time my old band Pinwheel opened for Modest Mouse at The Showbox, 1/9/97. #tbt
Aug 23, 2017
Ben’s cover of Teenage Fanclub’s album, ‘Bandwagonesque,' is out now!
Aug 22, 2017
Listen to Ben interviewed by Lance Armstrong. bit.ly/2vbxFLE
Aug 18, 2017
The president of Beats by Dre loves Ben's cover of 'Bandwagonesque' & has a story to share about it.
Listen to Ben's cover on Apple Music: apple.co/2uHDxfl
Aug 17, 2017
via Los Angeles Times
Aug 15, 2017
Ben talks about his cover of 'Bandwagonesque' and more with HuffPost.
Jul 31, 2017
Ben interviewed by Billboard.
Jul 28, 2017
Bandwagonesque is out TODAY, y'all! Enjoy! #benwagonesque
📷: Andrew Paynter
Jul 27, 2017
Ben interviewed by Stereogum!
Jul 26, 2017
Ben spoke to The Guardian about his favorite album, 'Bandwagonesque'. His full-length cover of the Teenage Fanclub classic is out this Friday, July 28th!
Vinyl via Turntable Kitchen: turntablekitchen.com/sounds-delicious
Jul 17, 2017
ICYMI: Ben’s cover of the Teenage Fanclub album, ‘Bandwagonesque,’ is out on July 28.
Watch the animated video for Ben’s cover of “The Concept” here: youtu.be/CQCGr8Zcbpg
Jul 14, 2017
Listen to Ben’s cover of “The Concept” - now available everywhere! Ben's full-length cover version of Teenage Fanclub's classic 1991 album, 'Bandwagonesque', is out July 28th.
Vinyl exclusively via Turntable Kitchen: turntablekitchen.com/sounds-delicious/
Jul 13, 2017
Happy to share that Ben's full-length cover version of Teenage Fanclub's classic 1991 album, 'Bandwagonesque', will be released on July 28th! Listen to “The Concept” premiered by NPR Music.
The album will be available digitally following its limited edition release as part of Turntable Kitchen’s “SOUNDS DELICIOUS” monthly vinyl subscription service. The vinyl will also include an exclusive bonus 7" vinyl including covers of Alex Chilton's "Free Again" and Beat Happening’s "Bad Seeds,” both of which were covered by Teenage Fanclub on a 7” vinyl released shortly after their release of ‘Bandwagonesque’ in 1992.
Vinyl exclusively on Turntable Kitchen: turntablekitchen.com/sounds-delicious/
Jul 11, 2017
The Swiss Alps are gross jk we live here now send us our stuff.
📷: Rachel Demy
Jun 05, 2017
Bay Area, Ben plays a solo show at the Davies Symphony Hall this Thursday, 6/8. Read his interview with the San Francisco Chronicle below.
Get your tickets here: bit.ly/2nwqs8M
May 30, 2017
Big ups to Scott Jurek for taking me out on a hilly, Boulder 20 miler today. Best. Dude. Evah. Now, tacos! #runnersofthewild #territoryrunco
May 25, 2017
Bay Area! Two weeks until Ben's solo show at Davies Symphony Hall on Thursday, June 8th. Thao of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down will open. // Artwork by Jason Munn.
May 22, 2017
Quitting my day job.
May 19, 2017
Death Cab for Cutie
May 18, 2017
Ben joins comics Rob Corddry, Al Madrigal, and Aisha Tyler on June 7 for an event to benefit 826LA & the Time Travel Mart. We'll be celebrating the power of storytelling and raising crucial funds for 826LA's free writing programs for kids.
Tickets are on sale now at 826LA.org/TellMeaStory.
May 11, 2017
When I was 9 years old I got kicked out of a little league game for running over the catcher. "I don't know what's wrong with you" was the only thing my dad said to me on the long drive home. Will there be a repeat performance this Saturday? Come to Safeco and find out!