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Ben Gibbard on the Death Cab for Cutie/The Postal Service Tour, 2000s Indie, and More

Kyle Meredith With...

Ben Gibbard catches up with Kyle Meredith interview o talk about Asphalt Meadows, the 10th album from Death Cab for Cutie, as well as the upcoming 20th anniversary tour around Transatlanticism and The Postal Service’s Give Up. (Get tickets here!) Gibbard also talks about the new music taking stock of his past and channeling Slint, and discusses working with Noah Cyrus on her latest album. The frontman then takes a look back at the indie rock movement of the early 2000s, how making only one album with Jimmy Tamborello has led to The Postal Service's legacy and mythology, and the way his writing and recording has changed since that era.Listen now, or watch the full chat via Consequence. Then, make sure and like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts to keep up to date on all the new episodes. Also, keep tabs on Consequence Podcast Network for info on all our series.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


9 Jan 2023

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Episode 239 - Ben Gibbard

Sodajerker On Songwriting

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard gives Sodajerker the lowdown on the band's superb new album Asphalt Meadows, the process of round robin songwriting, and why he's always falling in love with dead movie stars. The songwriter and guitarist also talks about writing with his trusty Fender Mustang, how certain guitars can deal a hot hand creatively, and the importance of lived experience in his work.


20 Nov 2022

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Noah Cyrus on Writing with Ben Gibbard and LP, Duetting with Her Dad, and Living Out Her Legend of Zelda Fantasies

Kyle Meredith With...

Noah Cyrus joins Kyle Meredith to take us into her debut album, The Hardest Part. The singer-songwriter talks about making an album of goodbyes, telling her story of addiction, mental health, and recovery, and duetting with her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. Speaking of guests, Noah also digs into what it was like to write and sing with her musical hero, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, as well as LP, and how she was able to live out her Legend of Zelda dreams with the album artwork.You can listen to the latest episode of the Kyle Meredith With… podcast now or watch the chat on Consequence. And also, remember to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


18 Nov 2022

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Growing Up and Alongside (feat. Ben Gibbard)

Object Of Sound

“Music is a time machine,” says Ben Gibbard, singer and guitarist of Death Cab for Cutie. Just a few bars of a beloved song can be transportative, an instant reminder of another time and place. “And if you've been that in someone's life, you have a responsibility to keep that material alive.” For Ben, that means continuing to honor and perform work from Death Cab for Cutie’s back catalog—some of which he wrote when he was only twenty years old—while constantly pushing the band to new creative heights. On this episode of Object of Sound, Ben and Hanif talk about what it is like to live alongside the work we produce, and how our relationship to it changes as we grow up. Hanif closes the episode with a playlist of songs about getting older. For the playlist of songs curated for this episode, head over to radio.sonos.com.Music In This Week’s Episode:  Here to Forever - Death Cab For CutieGrandma’s Hands - Bill WithersWhen You’re Old And Lonely - The Magnetic Fields20 Something - SZABitter with the Sweet - Carole KingIntrospection - UMIThose Were The Days - Angel OlsenThe Lights are Going Out -  Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkShow Notes:Asphalt Meadows is out now.Ocean Child: the Songs of Yoko Ono is available now for purchase and streaming. A portion of proceeds from the album go to WhyHunger.If you’re also a fan of OMD, you can get your very own t shirt just like the one Ben was wearing during our interview.Credits:This show is produced by work by work: Scott Newman, Jemma Rose Brown, Kathleen Ottinger, Rhiannon Corby, and by Hanif Abdurraqib. The show is mixed by Sam Bair. Extra gratitude to Joe Dawson and Saidah Blount at Sonos.


11 Nov 2022

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'Sherwood' and British Crime TV, 'Werewolf By Night,' and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard

The Watch

Chris and Andy talk about the British crime series 'Sherwood' and what sets apart British true crime shows from ones made in America (1:00). Then they talk about the new Marvel TV movie 'Werewolf By Night' and how it shows what's possible for Marvel television (23:30), before Andy is joined by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard to talk about the band's new album 'Asphalt Meadows' (44:04).Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy GreenwaldGuest: Ben GibbardProducer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 39mins

10 Oct 2022

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The Three Questions with Andy Richter

Ben Gibbard joins Andy Richter to talk about maintaining your self awareness, interfacing with your creativity, and more. Death Cab For Cutie’s new album Asphalt Meadows will be available September 16th.

1hr 17mins

6 Sep 2022

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Ben Gibbard | Making Music, Trail Running, & 25 Years of Death Cab for Cutie

The Freetrail Podcast with Dylan Bowman

Ben Gibbard is the frontman for indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie. He is also an avid trail runner with dozens of ultramarathon finishes over the past decade. On September 16th, Death Cab will release their tenth studio Album, Asphalt Meadows, before going on tour starting September 22nd. We talk about his career as a musician, the upcoming album, and how trail running has helped him to stay grounded as a human being and musician. Pre-order the new album & find tour dates Salomon Running video about Ben___Get a pair of SL:HSV and support Speedland footwear Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Gnarly Nutrition productsUse code freetrail10 for 10% off Julbo Sunglasses___Freetrail Links: App Download | Patreon | Instagram | Website | YouTubeDylan Links: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Strava______Other Freetrail podcast episodes you might enjoy: Kilian Jornet | The New NNormal Tim Tollefson | The Infinite Game Clare Gallagher | Black Canyon 100k Champion Jim Walmsley | Engagement, Moving to Europe, Western States, and UTMB

1hr 13mins

10 Aug 2022

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Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service and Pinwheel

Turned Out A Punk

Episode 417: This is why we do this thing! Ben Gibbard is here and ready for a Turned Out A Punk party! Listen in as he and Damian discuss: punk heroes as religious icons, indie rock plus sincerity equaling emo and what was the Northwest's proto-punk? From going to Undertow shows, to high school with MxPx, to the Mono Men ruling and so much more: don't miss this one! Also, don't miss the new Death Cab For Cutie video for "Here To Forever", off their upcoming "Asphalt Memories" LP! More info at Deathcabforcutie.com Also, grab a shirt for the podcast here at turnedoutapunk.com Also touched on:  A tape with Bad Brains and the Descendants  A Devo lovin’, military man, hippy dad AC/DC: the greatest rock band ever The Mono Men Moving to Bremerton Bad Religion 80-85 as The Velvet Underground And Nico MxPx and the religious punk divide Undertow RULE Liking Fugazi but loving Minor Threat Ian: never made a mistake Looking for someone to give us rules Vulnerability in anger The Sonics as the area proto-punk Post Nasal Drip The Britpop/ American indie influenced Pinwheel AND TONS OF OTHER GOODNESS!!!!

1hr 38mins

27 Jul 2022

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Episode 164: Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie)

Vinyl Emergency

While stepping outside of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service - inarguably two of the most influential names that indie rock has birthed in the last two decades - lead singer/songwriter Ben Gibbard has acquired a stunningly diverse range of collaborators, from The Monkees to Chance the Rapper. On today’s show — as DCFC approaches the fall release of their tenth album, Asphalt Meadows — Ben describes why the pandemic changed his vinyl listening habits, how he’s fallen randomly into some of the aforementioned collaborations, and the band’s explosive (literally) new video, directed by Lance Bangs. We also discuss Yoko Ono, AC/DC, Pharoah Sanders, and Ben’s soft spot for former Milwaukee Brewer Gorman Thomas. Pre-order Asphalt Meadows, via deathcabforcutie.com or wherever you get music, prior to its release September 16th.

1hr 6mins

14 Jun 2022

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#3694 If You Can’t Handle Me At My Ben Gibbard, Then You Don’t Deserve Me At My Bon Iver

TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

Luke and Andrew wrap-up their adventures in Denver with a final walk-through of their AirBNB and an accidental visit to the Adult Bookstore district. 


30 May 2022