Ben Gibbard Solo Album
2012-07-19 by RQL3 | 13 Comments

Benjamin Gibbard, frontman for the critically acclaimed Death Cab For Cutie, is set to release his debut solo effort entitled, Former Lives. It will be released October 15 in the UK/Europe via City Slang and October 16 in North America via Barsuk. Ben wrote the 12 tracks over the course of eight years but didn't sit down to complete the album until he had moved from Seattle down to Los Angeles where he recorded at longtime pal Aaron Espinoza's (Earlimart) studio, The Ship. Stay tuned for Ben's touring plans following the release of the album.

An interview with Gibbard discussing the album can be found on Stereogum:

http://stereogum.com/1095571/ben-gibbard-announces-solo-album-former-lives/top-stories/

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nash1311
July 18th 2012

1754 Comments


Should be interesting.

nash1311
July 18th 2012

1754 Comments


It is weird I posted this but it doesn't show up anywhere on the site except for his page

marksellsuswallets
July 19th 2012

4848 Comments


I always forgot that Death Cab wasn't just him anyways

auberginedreams
July 19th 2012

6028 Comments


i know it sounds bad but i think he'll sound way better post-zooey. he's the kind of guy that just makes better music when he's unhappy.

SabertoothMonocle
July 19th 2012

493 Comments


he's a regular guy, then.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
July 19th 2012

7163 Comments


I wonder how Adam feels about the fact that Ben Gibbard is no longer making love to a movie star.

gotsthedewsdood
July 19th 2012

601 Comments


this is a joke. but the last death cab album was shit.

nash1311
July 19th 2012

1754 Comments


Yeah it could suck but I'm looking forward to it

VicariousIntent
July 19th 2012

1593 Comments


Well if it's songs that he's collected from past sessions (as the article says) it will definitely be mopey because it's music taken from those eras.

Excited for this. Ben said that is really doesn't sound like Death Cab at all.

Hankpym
July 19th 2012

63 Comments


Looking forward to it.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2012

23800 Comments


will either be pretty good or fucking dreadful

Kronzo
July 20th 2012

991 Comments


gay not listening to this

iglu
July 23rd 2012

114 Comments


I hope its as butt hurt as Deja



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