Ben Gibbard

The Monkees Plan 50th Anniversary Tour, Will Release New LP, ‘Good Times!’

This coming summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Monkees' TV show and the release of their debut single, "Last Train to Clarksville." To celebrate,…
Rachel Brodsky / February 5, 2016

Wilco Brought Out Jenny Lewis and Ben Gibbard to Play ‘California Stars’

Wilco only just released their new album Star Wars — they've been playing it in full at festival appearances, too — and last night,…
Brennan Carley / August 13, 2015

Ben Gibbard Performed an Acoustic Cover of Guided by Voices’ ‘Tractor Rape Chain’

Death Cab for Cutie are on the cusp of releasing their new album, Kintsugi, and, while making the publicity rounds this week, frontman Ben Gibbard stopped…
Rachel Brodsky / March 27, 2015

Mark Kozelek Joins Ben Gibbard Onstage For Postal Service’s ‘Such Great Heights’

Mark Kozelek to the rescue: The notoriously curmudgeonly Sun Kil Moon musician recently lent his support to Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard at a…
Brennan Carley / February 24, 2015

Sun Kil Moon Goes to See the Postal Service in Casually Gutting ‘Ben’s My Friend’

The French onion soup. Or the burger. That's what you order at Perry's, a 44-year-old San Francisco restaurant and bar that has blue-and-white checkerboard tablecloths,…
Marc Hogan / January 10, 2014

Ad-Rock and Ben Gibbard Score Sundance Films About LSD and Growing Up

The annual Sundance Film Festival returns to Park City, Utah, on January 16 bringing with it plenty of highlights for music fans, from Memphis starring…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2014

The Postal Service Give Up? Ben Gibbard Says Band Played Its ‘Last’ Shows

This weekend in Chicago, The Postal Service played what could be their final shows ever. On Saturday afternoon, Ben Gibbard tweeted that the band's set…
Jordan Sargent / August 5, 2013

The Postal Service Tease Some Kind of 2013 Reunion

Earlier this month on The Colbert Report, the usually plugged-in host Stephen Colbert, as part of a unusually awkward interview even by Colbert standards, informed…
Marc Hogan / January 21, 2013

Watch Ben Gibbard and Aimee Mann Go ‘Bigger’ With Ted Leo and Jon Wurster on ‘Colbert’

Ben Gibbard brought some famous friends along for his guest appearance on The Colbert Report last night (January 10), to assist with a live version…
Kyle McGovern / January 11, 2013

Ben Gibbard Sings Mariachi-Backed ‘Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)’ on ‘Conan’

Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel's divorce became official earlier this month, but chances are the Death Cab for Cutie frontman — who just released solo debut…
Marc Hogan / December 21, 2012

Benjamin Gibbard Becomes a Bro in ‘Teardrop Windows’ Video

Though he's got a firm stance on gay marriage, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard is no one's definitition of a tough guy. (Even…
Chris Martins / November 1, 2012

Ben Gibbard on Gay Marriage

I know there are many issues going around in this election, but I've been very active with an organization called Music for Marriage Equality, which…
SPIN Staff / October 22, 2012

Benjamin Gibbard, ‘Former Lives’ (Barsuk)

Doesn't the notion of a Ben Gibbard solo album seem quaint? Already, his best-known work is a side project, the Postal Service, which produced the…
Dan Weiss / October 15, 2012

Stream Ben Gibbard’s Solo Album ‘Former Lives’

Death Cab for Cutie main man and consummate nice guy Ben Gibbard is streaming his first fully solo album a week early via YouTube. Former…
Chris Martins / October 9, 2012

Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Reveals Solo Single ‘Teardrop Windows’

Death Cab For Cutie singer Ben Gibbard has released the first single from his upcoming solo album Former Lives, due out October 16, whereupon he…
Chris Martins / August 29, 2012
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