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Ben Gibbard

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Bremerton, Seattle WA, United States (1994 – present)

Ben Gibbard (born August 11, 1976 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American musician and songwriter who has formed several indie bands. He is most notable as the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie; his other projects include The Postal Service and All-Time Quarterback. He has also created music under his name and under the band Pinwheel. Gibbard has been actively writing, recording and releasing music since 1994, when he graduated from Olypmic High School.

Gibbard appeared as a guest on Jimmy Tamborello’s (his Postal Service collaborator) Dntel album entitled Life is Full of Possibilities (2001) - Specifically, he contributed vocals to the song “(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan.”. In addition, played bass for the band Pedro the Lion on their 2000 tour, and he played drums on the song ‘Carparts’ for The Long Winters’ 2002 album, “The Worst You Can Do Is Harm.” He has also released a split EP with Andrew Kenny (of American Analog Set) in the Home Series on the Post-Parlo record label on March 30, 2004. Styrofoam’s 2004 album Nothing’s Lost features Gibbard’s vocals on the track “Couches in Alleys.” Additionally, Ben contributed vocals to a song (Handle With Care) on Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis’s side project Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins’s album, Rabbit Fur Coat.

Gibbard will make his acting debut in the film “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s collection of short stories. Actor John Krasinski (NBC’s “The Office”) wrote the screenplay and directed the film.

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  • emmarican

    gen bibbard #1 fan

    30 Jun 1:55am Reply
  • lausawdrones

    Ben's my friend

    20 Mar 4:34pm Reply
  • leoislostatsea

    Who cares. Not gonna change how amazing the album is. WHY? have been wrongly named as Why? on last.fm for 8 years.

    18 Jan 3:15pm Reply
  • raylucker

    LastFM guys: Have you seen the cover of Former Lives? It says clearly Benjamin Gibbard as Artist name, so pleeeeeeeeaseeeeeeee stop correcting the right spelling. [8]

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • sper12

    LastFM guys: Have you seen the cover of Former Lives? It says clearly Benjamin Gibbard as Artist name, so pleeeeeeeeaseeeeeeee stop correcting the right spelling. [7]

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • cleweless

    LastFM guys: Have you seen the cover of Former Lives? It says clearly Benjamin Gibbard as Artist name, so pleeeeeeeeaseeeeeeee stop correcting the right spelling. [6]

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • phxcoyotes

    LastFM guys: Have you seen the cover of Former Lives? It says clearly Benjamin Gibbard as Artist name, so pleeeeeeeeaseeeeeeee stop correcting the right spelling. [5]

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Phil_Digitalus

    LastFM guys: Have you seen the cover of Former Lives? It says clearly Benjamin Gibbard as Artist name, so pleeeeeeeeaseeeeeeee stop correcting the right spelling. [4]

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • darkfalco3

    LastFM guys: Have you seen the cover of Former Lives? It says clearly Benjamin Gibbard as Artist name, so pleeeeeeeeaseeeeeeee stop correcting the right spelling. [3]

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    LastFM guys: Have you seen the cover of Former Lives? It says clearly Benjamin Gibbard as Artist name, so pleeeeeeeeaseeeeeeee stop correcting the right spelling. [2]

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • FLaC

    LastFM guys: Have you seen the cover of Former Lives? It says clearly Benjamin Gibbard as Artist name, so pleeeeeeeeaseeeeeeee stop correcting the right spelling.

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • tralli91

    .Please re-unite with Jimmy and bring back The Postal Service, instead of touring by yourself because your new album isn't so good but Postal is something that cant go wrong i think

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • comochocapic

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Under_Radar_Mag

    Our review of his solo debut: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/former_lives/

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • joejoejoe23

    Please DON'T Re-Unite with Jimmy and bring back The Postal Service, the second album would never live up to everyone's over inflated expectations.

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • abbyruleover

    9 days to go!!

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • saythissooner

    ...Please re-unite with Jimmy and bring back The Postal Service, instead of touring by yourself. [2]

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Etedesco

    shame on you, Ben...

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Mit_

    damn hope that solo album is as great as ive dreamed it to be for the past 8 years

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • RushingFM

    ...Please re-unite with Jimmy and bring back The Postal Service, instead of touring by yourself.

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
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