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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
Nov 29, 2018
ICYMI: Ben's solo live session on KEXP is available to stream in its entirety!
60 and Punk
Brothers On A Hotel Bed
What Sarah Said
Such Great Heights
Soul Meets Body
Marching Bands of Manhattan
Your Heart Is An Empty Room
Nov 20, 2018
Watch Ben's interview with MLB about the making of 'Thank You for Today', the meaning behind the album's title, and the trajectory of career artists.
Nov 14, 2018
Holiday alert! New Christmas song from The Minus 5 featuring Ben.
Listen to “Christmas In Antarctica” now on all streaming services.
Oct 11, 2018
Ben spoke with Low's Alan Sparhawk for the Talkhouse Podcast about early tour memories, the makings of their new records, and much more.
Sep 26, 2018
Here's an acoustic solo performance of "Your Hurricane"!
Performed in bed for seriously ill kids stuck in theirs as part of Children's Cancer Association's MyMusicRxs #Bedstock.
Sep 12, 2018
Ben's in-studio session with KEXP airs today at 12pm PT. Tune in!
Aug 21, 2018
Ben spoke with Jenny Eliscu on her LSQ podcast about key moments in his musical journey, seeing all-ages shows in Seattle, and the process of making 'Thank You for Today'.
Listen here: found.ee/bg-LSQpod
Aug 15, 2018
Ben spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the process of differentiating Death Cab for Cutie songs, the legacies of ‘Transatlanticism’ and The Postal Service, and why transparency matters in his songwriting.
Aug 11, 2018
Check out Ben's interview with Men's Health about ultrarunning, how he reached a "type of zen place", and his listening choices while on the trail.
Apr 20, 2018
Watch Ben’s performance of his re-imagined Beatles cover “And I Love Him” on Conan.
Apr 18, 2018
Hey y’all! I’m performing “And I Love Him” from the #UniversalLove cover album tonight on Conan.
Tune in at 11pm/10c to watch!
Apr 10, 2018
Ben released a new cover song, “And I Love Him,” as part of the #UniversalLove project.
It’s an album of classic wedding songs reimagined to be more inclusive.
Apr 06, 2018
Ben contributed a cover to Universal Love, an album of wedding songs reimagined to be more inclusive.
Listen at universal-love.com
Feb 21, 2018
Ben on the You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes podcast. Listen below!
Nov 08, 2017
Next month in Los Angeles, Ben will be performing in a benefit raising money for The Girls Home and No Kid Hungry.
On sale this Friday at 10am PT.
Nov 02, 2017
Throwback to my 21st birthday road trip to SF, CA with Walla and Huckaby, aka source material for Song For Kelly Huckaby.
📷: Kelly Huckaby
Oct 18, 2017
Ben sat down with Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake to talk about ‘Bandwagonesque’, Alvvays, and more.
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