The first challenge of properly absorbing Benjamin Gibbardâ€™s first solo album Former Lives: separating the Death Cab For Cutie and Postal Service versions of Gibbard from the solo one. The new album is more gritty and acoustic than his former beloved gentle indie catalogue, true, but Former Lives needs to be experienced in its own right without any shackles of the past.
In 1993, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, the Smashing Pumpkins and Pavement brought AIDS activism into the bedrooms of grunge-obsessed teens on the benefit album ” No Alternative” marrying music to message in a way that registered strongly with Generation X. The project, organized by the Red Hot Organization — an international production company dedicated to fighting AIDs through pop culture — and released by Arista Records sold 292,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan and generated several modern rock radio hits. But the success was a mixed blessing; other major labels went out of their way to… Read more »
No one’s going to Give Up on The Postal Service, especially not Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard. Gibbard is pulling double duty with the show line-up as he’s the vocalist of both popular groups. The electrifying show is a testament to the indie-rock and pop genre that ushered in a new phase for underground artists that still keeps The Postal Service and Death Cab For Cutie as scene icons of inspiration. With the success of the initial, sold-out tour run, fans will get another chance to experience their energetic and nostalgic performance on stage in 2024. The Give Up… Read more »
Legacy Washington modern rockers Death Cab For Cutie has been nothing short of busy in 2023. Ahead of their co-headlining fall tour with Ben Gibbard’s other project The Postal Service, the band released a brand-new single “An Arrow In The Wall,” which oozes indie sleaze vibes of the late aughts. With a combination of punchy basslines, sultry and dark vocals, and ethereal synth sounds, the meaning behind the song only makes sense. “‘An Arrow In the Wall’ is about the warning signs all around us in the 21st century that society-at-large is in decay,” Gibbard says. “The arrow lodged in… Read more »
— Death Cab for Cutie is reimagining their latest album, Asphalt Meadows and giving us an acoustic version this March. The original version of their 10th studio album dropped this past September and we’ve been in love ever since. Now we get to experience it all over again on March 10th. Two tracks have already been released: the acoustic version of “Pepper” can be heard here and their cover of “The Plan”, by Low, can be heard here. On recording “The Plan”, frontman Ben Gibbard said, “I first saw Low in 1994 opening for Sunny Day Real Estate at the… Read more »
– Even during their busy schedule, Death Cab for Cutie has managed to release a visualizer for their song “Pepper”. Teaming up with Frequent Visual and Juliet Bryant, they’ve created a tale straight out of the storybook of your dreams. During this piece of art, you feel like life is coming off of pages for a story of the lost love you’re longing for. It perfectly matches Ben Gibbard‘s solemn voice and the band’s melancholy sound. Death Cab is still touring throughout the States until the end of February. Then they’ll head out to their European leg of the tour.… Read more »
— Today we talk about Death Cab for Cutie’s new visualizer, Beach Weather’s debut album, and Mariana Trench’s charity concert. — Death Cab’s Pepper Comes to Life Even during their busy schedule, Death Cab for Cutie has managed to release a visualizer for their song “Pepper”. Teaming up with Frequent Visual and Juliet Bryant, they’ve created a tale straight out of the storybook of your dreams. During this piece of art, you feel like life is coming off of pages for a story of the lost love you’re longing for. It perfectly matches Ben Gibbard‘s solemn voice and the band’s… Read more »
Today we talk about Death Cab for Cutie going on tour with The Postal Service, Waterparks going on tour, and a fun music video from Love Again. — Death Cab and The Postal Service Go On Tour Tomorrow you’ll have the chance to snag tickets to Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service‘s co-headlining tour. Not only do they share a frontman in Ben Gibbard, but both bands are celebrating milestones. Death Cab’s Transatlanticism and The Postal Service’s Give Up are hitting their 20-year anniversaries next year. What better way to celebrate than to hit the road? They revealed… Read more »
“I wanna know the measure from here to forever, and I wanna feel the pressure of God or whatever” Death Cab for Cutie has felt like a warm blanket for over twenty years. Even with music that is rooted deep in emotion, there is a comfort that they bring to the table. It’s been four years since Thank You For Today and today we are finally able to soak in their 10th studio album: Asphalt Meadows. The moment Ben Gibbard’s voice starts up on the first track, “I Don’t Know How I Survive”, you feel like you’re home. As always,… Read more »
What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Featuring new tracks from Death Cab for Cutie, Haim, MisterWives, and more.