Gibbard (left) with his pal Jenny Lewis. "Death Cab have a close circle of songwriter friends and they're all supporting and inspiring each other," says de Wilde. "It's nice to see them have a genuine interests in other's work, unlike some bands who just don't give a shit about other people's music but their own."
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »