Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie sat down with Stereogum:
We’ve been demoing some songs here and there with Dave [Depper] and Zack [Rae], who are gonna be a part of this next record, people who are members of the band now. I feel like they know our band better than we do, because they were outside of it for so long. Their aesthetic take on the material is so valuable because they were fans of the band before they were in the band, so they could say like, “I want what you think you’re doing with this song, but you’re not pulling it off.”
Death Cab for Cutie and The Decemberists are teaming up to lead a special benefit show in Seattle on June 9th. The press release can be found below.
Our music forum has put together a cover compilation of Death Cab for Cutie songs. You can stream that below.
Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard will be leading a special benefit show in support of Standing Rock. The full press release can be found below.
Ben Gibbard and Julien Baker performed “Photobooth” together in Chicago. Some fan-shot footage can be found on YouTube.
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie will be doing a full cover of Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque for the Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription series.
Death Cab for Cutie have issued a statement saying their shows will always be a safe place. You can find that below.
Death Cab for Cutie have released a new song called “Million Dollar Loan.” The song is part of the “30 days, 30 songs” initiative, which is against a Donald Trump presidency.
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie is featured in a new trail running short film for sports equipment manufacturer Salomon. Also featured in the video is my college friend, Nick Triolo, who was hired by Ben to be his “trail coordinator” and find places for him to run while on tour. My friends have awesome jobs.
As Riot Fest wraps up this year, I have one question: when is it not festival season? I feel as if we’ve transitioned into an era where festivals and big bills are the new trend. I’ve attended and photographed four “festivals” this year alone and Riot Fest was one of the more enjoyable to shoot. The festival was easy and accessible — which isn’t always the case. Below you’ll find images of Thursday, Underoath, Glassjaw, and many more.
Death Cab for Cutie’s bassist, Nick Harmer, is on this week’s episode of The Guestlist podcast.
Last night during Death Cab For Cutie’s performance of “Soul Meets Body” in Charleston, South Carolina, it looks like someone in the crowd threw something at Ben Gibbard. Ben tosses his guitar aside and then walks off stage. The band would return to finish a shortened set.
Death Cab for Cutie performed “No Room in Frame” on Colbert last night.
Death Cab for Cutie and Chvrches have released a joint statement about their upcoming North Carolina shows. The full message can be found below.
Death Cab For Cutieʼs new animated video for “Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.