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Today is your last chance to take part in the Thanksgiving sale at the Death Cab for Cutie online store. The following items are up to 60% off through the rest of today, Monday, November 28th.

Sale Items:
* Champagne T-shirt $10 (orig $20)
* Scissors (Red) T-shirt $8 (orig $20)
* Bouldering Slim Fit T-shirt $8 (orig $20)
* Gold Bars Juniors T-shirt $12 (orig $20)
* Rounds Slim Fit T-shirt $8 (orig $20)
* TV Snow Slim Fit $10 (orig $20)
* Pencil T-shirt $5 (orig $20)
* Leave T-shirt $5 (orig $20)

Please visit http://store.deathcabforcutie.com/sale for more information.

We have a new Deal of the Week in the Death Cab For Cutie online store:

Plans T-Shirt
Discounted from $20.00 (original price) to $14.00 from today until Monday, 1/2/2012.Just a reminder that today, 12/19, is the LAST DAY to order from the Death Cab for Cutie online store to ensure delivery by Christmas.

Death Cab for Cutie has added a show at Wellington Town Hall on February 29th, 2012 as part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival.

February 29th, 2012
Wellington Town Hall
Wellington, New Zealand
Tickets go on sale 12/22 at 9am local venue time

Death Cab for Cutie is headed to Singapore in March of 2012. Please see below for show details.

March 7th, 2012
Fort Gate at Fort Canning Park
Singapore, Singapore
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

We have a new deal of the week at the Death Cab for Cutie online store:


Men’s Circle of Colors T-Shirt

Discounted from $20.00 to $16.00 until Monday, January 9th

March 7th, 2012
Fort Gate at Fort Canning Park
Singapore, Singapore
TICKETS

Additionally, the band has announced two more shows in South East Asia:

March 3th, 2012
Neo Studio
Taipei, TW
TICKETS

March 5th, 2012
NBC Tent
Taguig, Manila, PH
Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 5th.

Death Cab for Cutie’s show at the NBC tent in Taguig, PH on March 5th is now on sale! Tickets available HERE.

We have a new deal of the week at the Death Cab for Cutie Online Store.

Men’s Comb T-shirt
Discounted from $20.00 to $14.00 from today until Monday, January 16th

This morning Death Cab For Cutie premiered their video for “Underneath the Sycamore”, the latest single from ‘Codes and Keys’. The animated clip, directed by Walter Robot — Bill Barminski and Christopher Louie, the artists also behind the band’s 2009 video for “Grapevine Fires” — follows a private eye as he searches for a missing woman. Check out the film noir inspired video below or at Wired.com.

Ben Gibbard will be the musical guest for the comedy show “Pretty Good Friends” on Saturday, January 21st as part of SF Sketchfest. “Pretty Good Friends” is a Brooklyn-based comedy show produced and curated by long-time collaborators Eugene Mirman, Julie Smith and Caroline Creaghead. The show is an intimate evening of innovative standup comedy and polished chaos that sometimes includes short films or music, and the occasional pig roast. Please see below for show details:

“Pretty Good Friends”
Eugene Mirman, Matt Besser, Michael Ian Black, Ron Funches, Jon Glaser, Bobcat Goldthwait and musical guest Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie

Saturday, January 21st
8pm at Cobb’s Comedy Club
BUY TICKETS

We have a new item in the Death Cab for Cutie online store:

Public Market Screenprinted Poster
$20.00

We also have a new deal of the week:

Gold Bars Men’s T-shirt
Discounted from $20.00 to $16.00 from today until Monday, 1/23

Death Cab for Cutie has added a second show at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, NSW:

February 25th, 2012
Enmore Theatre
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Tickets on sale now HERE

The annual music festival, Primavera Sound 2012,  has announced the addition of Death Cab for Cutie to their line-ups!

San Miguel Primavera Sound 2012 will take place May 30th through June 3rd in Barcelona, Spain.

Optimus Primavera Sound 2012 will take place June 7th through June 10th in Porto, Portugal.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.primaverasound.com.


 

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by joining DCFC Union Local #1138, Death Cab for Cutie’s official fan club!

Members of the DCFC Union Local #1138 have first access to presales, exciting contests, and more! We want you to be prepared for the new year, so we are offering anyone who signs up or renews their membership between December 1 and January 2 $10.01 OFF either their new membership or renewal! That means you’ll only pay $19.99 + shipping for a full year membership in the DCFC Union!

Seeing as it is the holiday season, don’t forget memberships make great gifts! If you sign up a friend you will still receive $10.01 off a new membership.

Just go to http://dcfcunion.com/ to sign up now and be sure to enter coupon code: DCFCHOLIDAY to receive your discount!

We have a new item on sale at the Death Cab for Cutie online store.

Pencil T-Shirt
Discounted from $20.00 to $13.00 until Monday, 12/12.

Now Android users can take Death Cab for Cutie with them on the go! The free Android app available for download HERE connects fans with all the latset information about DCFC and features 12 full songs, videos, tour dates, and more.

Additionally, the band has updated their previously available iPhone app, which can be downloaded for free HERE.

‘Codes and Keys’ is available digitally for only $3.99 at Amazon.

Tune in tonight, Tuesday, 12/13, to watch Death Cab for Cutie perform “Underneath the Sycamore” & “You Are a Tourist” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s outdoor stage. The show airs at 12am ET/PT on ABC.

Order today, Tuesday, 12/13 through Friday, 12/16 and receive free standard shipping on everything at the Death Cab for Cutie online store! Order by Monday, 12/19 to ensure you receive your items by the holidays.

 

 

Death Cab for Cutie stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (12/13) to perform “You Are a Tourist” and “Underneath the Sycamore”. Watch below.

Death Cab for Cutie has added a second show at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne, VIC, Australia:

February 22nd
Palace Theatre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Watch the exclusive premiere of Death Cab for Cutie’s Live from the Artists’ Den performance at the Brooklyn Museum below or at hulu.com/artistsden. As part of the new season of the television series, the band’s full-length episode will broadcast nationwide beginning February 17, 2012. Check your local listings at http://www.artistsden.com/.

This morning Death Cab For Cutie announced a very special 2012 North American tour. This one-of-a-kind spring trek will see DCFC accompanied on stage by members of San Francisco’s celebrated Magik*Magik Orchestra. The dates begin April 10th in Denver, CO at Ellie Caulkins Opera House and finish up May 13th in Seattle, WA’s Paramount Theatre.

Pre-sale will begin for the band’s official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138 on Friday, January 20th at 12pm local venue time. This pre-sale includes regular pre-sale tickets and a limited number of DCFC t-shirt and poster bundles.

When you go to purchase tickets you also have the option of adding a premium bundle to your order.

DCFC Enhanced Merch Bundle includes:
1 Premium Seat Ticket in the first 15 rows
1 Limited Edition DCFC Event Poster
1 DCFC Tour Shirt
1 DCFC Union Local #1138 Fan Club Membership or Renewal (1 year, online only)

For more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log into your account and gain access to the pre-sale, please visit www.dcfcunion.com.

Regular on sale begins for most dates Friday, January 27th – Sunday, January 29th.
*Please note, pre-sale for 4/16 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL begins Friday, 1/27. General on sale begins Saturday, February 4th.

Please see below for a list of newly announced dates:

4/10/12 – DENVER, CO @ ELLIE CAULKINS OPERA HOUSE^
4/11/12 – OMAHA, NE @ OMAHA MUSIC HALL^
4/13/12 – LOUISVILLE, KY @ LOUISVILLE PALACE^
4/14/12 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ COVENANT FINE ARTS CENTER^
4/15/12 – MILWAUKEE, WI @ RIVERSIDE THEATRE^
4/16/12 – CHICAGO, IL @ CHICAGO THEATRE^
4/19/12 – TORONTO, ON @ MASSEY HALL^
4/20/12 – MONTREAL, QC @ ST. JEAN BAPTISTE CHURCH^
4/21/12 – BOSTON, MA @ CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER^
4/23/12 – PROVIDENCE, RI @ VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM^
4/24/12 – BUFFALO, NY @ KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL^
4/25/12 – UPPER DARBY, PA @ TOWER THEATRE^
4/27/12 – NEW YORK, NY @ BEACON THEATRE*
4/30/12 – NORTH BETHESDA, MD @ STRATHMORE*
5/1/12 – KNOXVILLE, TN @ TENNESSEE THEATRE*
5/3/12 – DALLAS, TX @ MCFARLIN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM*
5/4/12 – AUSTIN, TX @ ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER*
5/6/12 – MESA, AZ @ MESA ARTS CENTER – IKEDA THEATER*
5/7/12 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL*
5/8/12 – OAKLAND, CA @ FOX THEATER*
5/11/12 – PORTLAND, OR @ ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL*
5/13/12 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE*

^with Low
*with Youth Lagoon

Ben will play Town Hall in New York, NY on November 5th, the first date of his soon-to-be-announced solo Fall Tour in support of his debut album Former Lives, out October 16.

November 5th, 2012
Benjamin Gibbard @ Town Hall in New York, NY

A pre-sale for this show is available tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25th at 12pm local venue time exclusively to the Death Cab for Cutie fan club. Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log into your account and gain access to the pre-sale. Pre-sale tickets will be available to the general public beginning Thursday, July 26th, 10am local venue time at benjamingibbard.artistarena.com. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 27th.

Stay tuned as we reveal more tour dates and further details on Former Lives.

Ben is making the first single off his debut solo album Former Lives available this morning. The new album will be released via Barsuk Records on October 16 and “Teardrop Windows” is now available to stream on via Soundcloud HERE.

Pre-orders of Former Lives are also available in three exclusive packages at benjamingibbard.net. Fans can choose from the following packages: 1. Former Lives CD or vinyl LP; 2. Former Lives CD or LP, and an exclusive t-shirt; 3. Former Lives CD or LP, plus an exclusive t-shirt and limited edition poster. Every person who pre-orders the new album will immediately receive a download of “Teardrop Windows”. The official track listing for Former Lives is available below.

TRACK LISTING:
Former Lives
1. Shepherd’s Bush Lullaby
2. Dream Song
3. Teardrop Windows
4. Bigger Than Love
5. Lily
6. Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)
7. Duncan, Where Have You Gone?
8. Oh, Woe
9. A Hard One to Know
10. Lady Adelaide
11. Broken Yolk in Western Sky
12. I’m Building a Fire

We are excited to announce that every person who pre-orders Ben’s debut solo album, Former Lives - in any format or package – will be automatically entered to win a signed test pressing of the album. Whether you have already pre-ordered your copy, or purchase it today forward, you will be entered in the lottery.*

The three exclusive pre-order packages available at benjamingibbard.net are listed below, including a deluxe bundle (option 3) which now includes an autographed limited edition poster for the first 500 people who pre-order it!

Choose from the following pre-order packages:
1. Former Lives CD or vinyl LP
2. Former Lives CD or LP, and an exclusive t-shirt
3. Former Lives CD or LP, plus an exclusive t-shirt and limited edition poster. (first 500 will receive an autographed poster)


Every person who pre-orders the new album will immediately receive a download of “Teardrop Windows”, the album’s first single. The official track listing for Former Lives and a complete list of Ben’s tour dates in support of the album are below.

*No purchase necessary – to manually enter, please send an email with your name, address, phone number and BENJAMIN GIBBARD in the subject line to: contest@cinderblock.com.

TRACK LISTING:
Former Lives
1. Shepherd’s Bush Lullaby
2. Dream Song
3. Teardrop Windows
4. Bigger Than Love
5. Lily
6. Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)
7. Duncan, Where Have You Gone?
8. Oh, Woe
9. A Hard One to Know
10. Lady Adelaide
11. Broken Yolk in Western Sky
12. I’m Building a Fire

Ben Gibbard Fall Tour
9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL %
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE ! – sold out
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^ – sold out
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^

* with special guest Earlimart
% with special guest Julie Doiron
! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Ben has just announced he will play the Largo in Los Angeles, CA as part of his fall 2012 tour! Earlimart will join as support.

Sat, Sep 22
Los Angeles, CA
Largo
with Earlimart

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 7, at 8am local venue time. Please see below for a complete list of dates on Ben’s Fall tour.

Ben Gibbard Fall Tour
9/22 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ LARGO *
9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL %
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE ! – sold out
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^ – sold out
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^

* with special guest Earlimart
% with special guest Julie Doiron
! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Ben will play a very special, very intimate solo show at Washington Hall on November 17. Proceeds will  benefit 826 Seattle, a nonprofit  tutoring center dedicated to helping youth improve their writing skills.

Ben Gibbard
November 17
Washington Hall
Seattle, WA

General admission to the show is $50 and tickets go on sale beginning Friday, September 14 at 12 noon local venue time. Ten exclusive tickets, which include a meet and greet with Ben after the show, are being offered at $100 each.

A pre-sale for the Death Cab for Cutie fan club will be held for this show. Stay tuned for the date and time it will begin.

Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else as well as save money on service charges.

See below for a complete list of Ben’s tour dates this fall.

Ben Gibbard Fall Tour
9/22 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ LARGO * – sold out
9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL %
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE ! – sold out
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^ – sold out
11/17 – SEATTLE, WA @ WASHINGTON HALL
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^

* with special guest Earlimart
% with special guest Julie Doiron
! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Ben will play a very special, very intimate solo show at Washington Hall on November 17. Proceeds will benefit 826 Seattle, a nonprofit tutoring center dedicated to helping youth improve their writing skills.

Ben Gibbard
November 17
Washington Hall
Seattle, WA

A pre-sale for the Death Cab for Cutie fan club begins today, Thursday, September 13 at 12 noon local venue time.

Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else as well as save money on service charges.

General admission to the show is $50 and tickets go on sale beginning Friday, September 14 at 12 noon local venue time. Ten exclusive tickets, which include a meet and greet with Ben after the show, are being offered at $100 each.

See below for a complete list of Ben’s tour dates this fall.

Ben Gibbard Fall Tour
9/22 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ LARGO * – sold out
9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL %
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE ! – sold out
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^ – sold out
11/17 – SEATTLE, WA @ WASHINGTON HALL
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^

* with special guest Earlimart
% with special guest Julie Doiron
! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Ben will play a very special, very intimate solo show at Washington Hall on November 17. Proceeds will benefit 826 Seattle, a nonprofit tutoring center dedicated to helping youth improve their writing skills.

Ben Gibbard
November 17
Washington Hall
Seattle, WA
TICKETS

General admission to the show is $50 and tickets go on sale beginning today, Friday, September 14 at 12 noon local venue time. Ten exclusive tickets, which include a meet and greet with Ben after the show, are being offered at $100 each. All tickets are available at THIS LINK.

See below for a complete list of Ben’s tour dates this fall.

Ben Gibbard Fall Tour
9/22 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ LARGO * – sold out
9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL %
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE ! – sold out
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^ – sold out
11/17 – SEATTLE, WA @ WASHINGTON HALL
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^

* with special guest Earlimart
% with special guest Julie Doiron
! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Deadlines for registering are coming up soon. If you have moved since the last time you voted, or never registered, now is the time.

Just visit http://bit.ly/registertovotedcfc to complete a voter registration application online so you can vote on November 6.

If you need more information about ID requirements, absentee balloting, early voting or anything else, visit www.HeadCount.org

On October 9th Ben Gibbard will play a benefit show for Music for Marriage Equality, a coalition dedicated to approving Referendum 74 in Washington State, which would make Washington State the first in the nation to defend marriage equality with a public vote.  If approved, Referendum 74 (R-74) will allow everyone in Washington to marry the person they love.  Music for Marriage Equality is a project of Washington United for Marriage, and is comprised of members of the Seattle music community.

The intimate solo acoustic performance — taking place one week before the release of Ben’s debut solo album, Former Lives — will be held in the 100-Person Chinese Room in Seattle’s historic Smith Tower. Tickets are $75 and go on sale tomorrow, September 26th, at 12 pm PDT at http://music4marriage.org/

 

Ben has announced a fall 2012 European tour in support of his first solo record, Former Lives, out October 15 in the UK/Europe via City Slang and October 16 in North America via Barsuk.

11/29 – Hamburg, DE @ Kulturkirche Köln
11/30 – Berlin, DE @ Passionskirche
12/3 – London, UK @ Union Chapel
12/4 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
12/5 – Paris, FR @ Cafe de la Danse

For ticket information and a complete list of Ben’s tour dates, visit http://on.fb.me/Qz5IFp

Ben has just released “Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)”, the second track from his debut album, Former Lives. Stream the song from The Onion HERE or via YouTube below. Pre-order the album from his site www.benjamingibbard.net

 

FORMER LIVES OUT NOW
October 16, 2012

Former Lives is finally here! Benjamin Gibbard’s debut solo full length is now out on Barsuk Records, available in the US on CD, LP and digitally.

Purchase it on CD or LP from Ben’s online store HERE,
from itunes HERE,
or Amazon HERE.

Former Lives is out now on City Slang in the UK/Europe, out 10/17 in Japan on Big Nothing Records and 10/12 on Spunk Records in Australia.

Regarding Former Lives, Ben told Rolling Stone:
“It’s more Big Star-y and rootsy..I didn’t set out to make something distinctly retro, but if you strip out modern production, that’s just what rock & roll sounds like. It just ends up more timeless.”

Benjamin Gibbard Twitter Q&A
October 18, 2012

Ben will be doing a Q&A with @Twittermusic tomorrow, October 18 at 11am PST / 2pm EST. Tweet your questions to #AskBen.

Check out the official music video for Ben’s “Teardrop Windows”! The clip – directed by Tom Scharpling – follows Ben as he tries to reinvent his image:

We are very pleased to announce that two-time Grammy nominated boutique box set label, Artist In Residence, is releasing Death Cab for Cutie’s complete Barsuk Years collection in an individually numbered and signed vinyl box set!

This deluxe box set contains all of Death Cab for Cutie’s early albums and E.P.s, some never before available on vinyl. All the records from the original 1997 cassette-only demo You Can Play These Songs With Chords (originally released via the band’s first label, Bellingham, WA-based Elsinor) through 2001’s The Stability E.P. have been re-mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE, bringing the audio quality of those pressings up to that of the band’s ground-breaking classic 2003 opus (and final studio release via Barsuk) Transatlanticism.

Three releases in the package (Chords, Stability, and The Death Cab for Cutie Forbidden Love E.P.) are available for the first time on vinyl, only as part of this box – the entire set is pressed on hefty, beautiful 180-gram vinyl. Each release is packaged individually in its own jacket with the album’s original artwork, and then collected snugly in an individually-numbered cloth-bound box and signed by each member of the band.

Only 1,500 pieces will be made and are available for PRE-ORDER NOW.

BOX SET INCLUDES:

You Can Play These Songs With Chords
Something About Airplanes
We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes
The Death Cab for Cutie Forbidden Love E.P.
The Photo Album
The Stability E.P.
Transatlanticism

*Will ship on or before January 7, 2013.

Tickets are on sale today to Ben’s recently announced tour datess at The Showbox in Seattle, WA, and the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR with special guest Damien Jurado.

Fri, Nov 16
Seattle, WA
The Showbox
TICKETS – on sale 8/24 at 12 noon

Sun, Nov 18
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom
TICKETS – on sale 8/24 at 10am

Please see below for a complete list of Ben’s tour dates this fall.

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE !
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Ben recently announced new tour dates at The Showbox in Seattle, WA, and the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR with special guest Damien Jurado. Pre-sale tickets – previously held exclusively for the DCfC fan club – will open to the general public beginning today, Thursday, August 23, at 9am local venue time.

Fri, Nov 16
Seattle, WA
The Showbox

Sun, Nov 18
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom

Please visit bengibbard.artistarena.com to access the pre-sale.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 24. Please see below for a complete list of Ben’s tour dates this fall.

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL *
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !*
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !*
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !*
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !*
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !*
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE !*
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !*
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !*
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^*
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^*
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^+
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^+

* Tickets on sale now
+ Tickets on sale 8/24

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Ben will play Town Hall in New York, NY on November 5th, the first date of his soon-to-be-announced solo Fall Tour in support of his debut album Former Lives, out October 16.

November 5th, 2012
Benjamin Gibbard @ Town Hall in New York, NY

A pre-sale for this show is available today, Wednesday, July 25th at 12pm local venue time exclusively to the Death Cab for Cutie fan club. Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. Pre-sale tickets will be available to the general public beginning Thursday, July 26th, 10am local venue time at benjamingibbard.artistarena.com. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 27th.

Stay tuned as we reveal more tour dates and further details on Former Lives.

Update: pre-sale tickets sold out on Wednesday, July 25th. General on sale will begin Friday, July 27th at 11:00 AM EDT

Ben will play Town Hall in New York, NY on November 5th, the first date of his soon-to-be-announced solo Fall Tour in support of his debut album Former Lives, out October 16.

November 5th, 2012
Benjamin Gibbard @ Town Hall in New York, NY

Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Stay tuned as we reveal more tour dates and further details on Former Lives.

Ben will play the Henry Miller Library on September 26th, the second date revealed on his soon-to-be-announced solo Fall Tour in support of his debut album Former Lives, out October 16.

September 26th, 2012
Benjamin Gibbard @ Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA

A pre-sale for this show is available tomorrow, Thursday, August 2nd at 12pm local venue time exclusively to the Death Cab for Cutie fan club. Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log into your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 3rd at 12pm local venue time.

Stay tuned as we reveal more tour dates and further details on Former Lives.

Death Cab for Cutie have just announced a second show in Hawaii!

Thursday, August 23rd
The Republik
Honolulu, Hawaii
8pm
Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Ben will play Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA on September 26, the second date revealed on his soon-to-be-announced solo Fall tour in support of his debut album Former Lives, out October 16.

September 26
Ben Gibbard @ Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA

A pre-sale for this show is available now exclusively to the Death Cab for Cutie fan club. Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 3 at 12pm local venue time.

Stay tuned as we reveal more tour dates and further details on Former Lives.

Tickets are on sale now to see Ben play Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA on September 26, the second date revealed on his soon-to-be-announced solo Fall tour in support of his debut album Former Lives, out October 16.

September 26
Ben Gibbard @ Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA
TICKETS

A limited amount of pre-sale tickets remain available for this show and are now on sale to the public. Please visit www.dcfcunion.com to gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 3 at 12pm local venue time.

Stay tuned as we reveal more tour dates and further details on Former Lives.

Ben posted a song he wrote called “Ichiro’s Theme” about the former Seattle Mariner player, Ichiro Suzuki on his SoundCloud a few weeks ago. You can now own the track while helping to raise money for a great cause. All sales proceeds will benefit the Seattle Mariners Refuse to Abuse Program: http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/community/programs.jsp

Stream the song from Ben’s SoundCloud below, or better yet, purchase it from iTunes or Amazon.

 

Ben is the first contributor to a new initiative called “90 Days, 90 Reasons” launched today by Dave Eggers and McSweeney’s. This is an effort to remind voters that there’s an election fast approaching and that President Obama deserves another term. Every day on this new website a concrete reason to vote for Obama will be given, and a cultural figure—including Van Jones, Judd Apatow, Elizabeth Gilbert, Win Butler, Michael Chabon, Aisha Tyler, Reza Aslan, John Prendergast, Cheryl Strayed, Carrie Brownstein, Shepard Fairey, Aimee Mann, Daniel Alarcón, Miguel Arteta, Roger Ebert, Russell Simmons and 73 others—will elaborate a bit on that reason.

REASON 01 from Ben: Obama is the first president in U.S. history to acknowledge the right of gay couples to marry and enjoy the full benefits of marriage in the eyes of the law.

Visit www.90days90reasons.com to read the full essay and then retweet the shorter version here.

Ben Gibbard has just announced a fall 2012 North American tour in support of his first solo record. The album, Former Lives (Barsuk), is set for an October 16 release and the album art is below. The tour begins October 14 in Toronto, ON. Along the way Ben will hit Chicago, New York, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more with the tour wrapping up in mid-November with soon-to-be-announced shows in his native Pacific Northwest.  Special guests Advance Base and Damien Jurado will be joining the tour in opening slots. A complete list of dates is available below.

Pre-sale tickets for this tour are being held exclusively for the Death Cab for Cutie fan club beginning Wednesday, August 15 at 12 noon local venue time.

Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 17.

For further ticketing information, please visit www.benjamingibbard.net

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL #
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB # !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE # !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER # !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL * !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE # !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE # !
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM # !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE # !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE % ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL + ^

* Tickets on sale now
# Tickets On Sale 8/17
+ Tickets On Sale 8/18
% Tickets On Sale 8/19

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Pre-sale tickets for Ben’s Fall 2012 tour – previously held exclusively for DCfC fan club members – are now available to everyone for a limited time! Please visit bengibbard.artistarena.com to access the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 17.

For further ticketing information, please visit www.benjamingibbard.net

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL #
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB # !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE # !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER # !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL * !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE # !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE # !
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM # !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE # !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE % ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL + ^

* Tickets on sale now
# Tickets On Sale 8/17
+ Tickets On Sale 8/18
% Tickets On Sale 8/19

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Tickets to Ben’s fall 2012 North American tour in support of his first solo record, Former Lives, go on sale beginning today, Friday, August 17. Please see below for a complete list of dates and on sale information.

For further ticketing information, please visit www.benjamingibbard.net

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL #
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB # !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE # !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER # !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL * !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE # !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE # !
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM # !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE # !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE % ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL + ^

* Tickets on sale now
# Tickets On Sale 8/17
+ Tickets On Sale 8/18
% Tickets On Sale 8/19

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Ben has just announced two additions to his fall 2012 tour! He will play The Showbox in his hometown, Seattle, WA and the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR. Special guest for both of these shows is Damien Jurado. Details below.


Fri, Nov 16
Seattle, WA
The Showbox

Sun, Nov 18
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom

Pre-sale tickets for these shows are being held exclusively for the Death Cab for Cutie fan club beginning Wednesday, August 22 at 12 noon local venue time.

Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 24. Please see below for a complete list of Ben’s tour dates this fall.

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL *
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !*
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !*
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !*
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !*
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !*
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE !*
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !*
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !*
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^*
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^*
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^+
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^+

* Tickets on sale now
+ Tickets on sale 8/24

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado

Chris Walla will be speaking on a panel about music and activism during the Future of Music Coalition Summit Tuesday, November 13. Stream it live online at www.futureofmusic.org at 5:20pm (est) / 2:20pm (pst).

more about the panel:
In today’s social media world, musicians are much more than entertainers – they are activists, educators and providers of news and information. From disaster relief to election work, building awareness for issues and engaging in philanthropy, artists are redefining what it means to communicate with an audience. Our panel looks back on this election cycle, what excites (and concerns) them about their activism, and reflects on what it means to be an artist and citizen.

speakers:
Merrill Garbus – tUnE-yArDs
Jordan Kurland – Musician Manager, Zeitgeist Artist Management
Thao Nguyen – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Chris Walla – Death Cab for Cutie
Erin Potts – Executive Director, Air Traffic Control (interviewer)

Beginning today, visit the Death Cab for Cutie online store and save on your entire order, just in time for the holidays!

Order by December 16 to receive your shipment before Christmas.

Death Cab for Cutie announce Live 2012 Record Store Day Vinyl!

Live 2012 is a limited-edition live double LP documenting the band’s 2012 tour with the Magik*Magik Orchestra and available on Record Store Day exclusively on vinyl via Barsuk Records.

The 2012 tour was a one-of-a-kind spring trek through intimate venues and historic theaters in North America with the Seattle, WA quartet joining forces with the celebrated San Francisco orchestra for a string of unforgettable evenings. The collaboration resulted in reinterpretations and orchestrations of songs from across the entire Death Cab catalog, from their early Barsuk releases to their latest Atlantic Records full-length Codes and Keys.

Live 2012 includes highlights from several concerts along the 27-date tour. Available exclusively on 180-gram double vinyl, with a download code for high-quality MP3s, this pressing is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide and will be part of Record Store Day 2014, the annual celebration of independent record stores, on Saturday, April 19th.

Death Cab for Cutie Live 2012 Tracklisting:

Side A.
Magik Overture
Passenger Seat
Different Names for the Same Thing
A Movie Script Ending
Stay Young, Go Dancing

Side B.
Codes and Keys
What Sarah Said
Bend to Squares
Hindsight

Side C.
Little Fury Bugs
No Joy in Mudville
Grapevine Fires
Underneath the Sycamore

Side D.
I Will Follow You into the Dark
Tiny Vessels
Transatlanticism

We are also excited to announce that Death Cab for Cutie is performing at this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival on August 8-10th in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Tickets on sale this Thursday, April 10th at 10AM PT. More info at http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/.

 

 

Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Maha Music Festival on August 16th! The festival will also include performances from Local Natives, The Head and The Heart, and many more.

Tickets on sale now! Get yours here.

Death Cab for Cutie will be playing XFest Calgary this August. The festival, which runs on 8/30-31 this year will also feature performances by Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Tegan and Sara,  and many more!

Tickets on sale Wednesday at 10am MDT: http://bit.ly/1nWIozF.

Also just announced: Death Cab for Cutie will be playing Sonic Boom Festival in Edmonton this August. The festival takes place on 8/29-31 and will also feature performances from Foster The People, Jack White, and many more.

Tickets on sale May 3rd at 10am MDT: http://bit.ly/1nWKUG8

 

Death Cab for Cutie will be playing Big Red Music Festival in Charlottetown, PEI on July 12th! The festival will also include performances by The Killers, Drive By Truckers, and many more.

Tickets and more info at bigredfest.ca

Death Cab for Cutie will be playing Riot Fest Toronto this September! The festival takes place Sept. 6-7th in Downsview Park and will also include performances by The National, Tokyo Police Club, New Pornographers, and many more. 

Tickets on sale 5/10. More info here.

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Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Hideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest in Chicago on September 5th!

The festival takes place September 5-6th and will also feature performances by The War On Drugs, The Dismemberment Plan, Mac Demarco, and more!

Tickets on sale now: http://ticketf.ly/1mBNrpF

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Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining KXT‘s Summer Cut in Dallas at Gexa Energy Pavilion on August 15th!

Other artists scheduled to perform include Iron & Wine, The Hold Steady, and more!

More info here.

 

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Noisey went to Seattle to interview Ben on episode 1 of their Budweiser Made In America series. Watch it here!

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Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Rifflandia Music Festival this September!

The festival takes place in Victoria, BC on September 11-14 and will also include performances by The New Pornographers, The Airborne Toxic Event, and many more.

Tickets and more info: http://rifflandia.com/

We regret to inform you that DCfC have to cancel their performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest due to an unforeseen and unavoidable scheduling conflict. The band is very sad to miss out on FFF, and they look forward to returning to Austin in 2015.

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Death Cab for Cutie’s Nick Harmer will be featured on the Oakland Museum of CA’s Talk and Play panel as part of their Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records series. In the discussion, “presented in collaboration with Boing Boing and Noise Pop, Boing Boing editor David Pescovitz and a panel of legends from the worlds of art, design, and music will discuss why we still yearn to put the needle on the record.”

Talk and Play, a program series in Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, features guest participants from DJs to music journalists, record collectors to experimental musicians. Talk, Play, and Sip stirs up the social atmosphere with a bar located in the Gallery during select Friday Nights @ OMCA. With something different every week, you might find yourself swapping albums with collectors, learning from an expert about the mechanics of pressing an album, or listening to a specially curated music set.

Included with Museum admission. During Friday Nights @ OMCA, from 5 to 9 pm, admission is half-price for adults, free for ages 18 and under. Admission for Members is always free. Seating for this event is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. More info here.

“We’ve had an incredible 17 years of making music with Chris. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished together, including our 8th studio album which we have just put the finishing touches on. We will miss Chris and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career. We are excited about sharing new music, and seeing all of you very soon.”
– Ben, Nick and Jason

Chris will be joining the band on the remainder of the summer festival shows through the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC over the weekend of September 11-14. The new, yet-to-be-titled Death Cab album was recorded with producer Rich Costey and is slated for release in early 2015.

“I will miss being a quarter of this band, and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here. I am profoundly grateful to Ben, Nick, and Jason, for the experiences that define my adult life. Truly grateful, beyond words. Thank you.

I am also grateful to, and deeply humbled by, all of our fans. Without you, music would be mere ‘content’ and nothing could possibly be sadder than that. Thank you all, so dearly.”

Chris’ full statement can be read here.

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Ben will be headlining the 10th Annual Little Big Show on 11/15 presented by Starbucks, KEXP, and the Seattle Theatre Group!

The show will take place at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to ArtsFund’s crowd-funding platform Power2Give / Puget Sound, which awards regional arts projects with funds that fuel Seattle’s artistic community.

Tickets on sale Friday, October 3rd at 10am here.

More info here.

DCFC will be performing at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on May 22nd and Revel Ovation Hall in Atlantic City on May 25th.

Presale for current fan club members begins Wednesday (3/12) at noon EST and general sale begins Friday (3/14) at noon EST. More info here.

 

Chris Walla is featured in The Smart Studios Story, a documentary about the legendary Madison recording studio. Watch the trailer here: http://kck.st/1lcwpiZ

Chris has teamed up with Minneapolis based producer/songwriter Sombear to release a split 7″ for Record Store Day. The 7″ will be released on Chris’ own label Trans- Records, which will also put out Sombear’s debut album, Love You In The Dark.

The limited 1000 pressing 7″ features Chris’ “Never Give Up and” Sombear’s debut single “Incredibly Still”. Both Chris and Sombear have also contributed tracks to Tegan and Sara’s Closer (Remixes) 12″ vinyl, giving their unique takes on the Canadian duo’s hit single.

Walla + Sombear 7″ track list:

A Side: “Never Give Up” by Walla

B Side: “Incredibly Still” by Sombear

Listen in to Boing Boing’s recent interview with Nick:

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Transatlanticism, Death Cab for Cutie will be performing the landmark album in its entirety at Bumbershoot 2013 on Sunday, September 1.

For tickets and more information on the annual festival, taking place August 31 through September 2 at Seattle Center, visit www.bumbershoot.org

Check out The Electronic Anthology Project of Death Cab for Cutie, a collaboration between Ben and Built to Spill‘s Brett Nelson. The 7″ is out July 2 and features electronic versions of “Soul Meets Body” & “Champagne From A Paper Cup”

Pre-order it now on colored 7″ vinyl or as  digital two song bundle for download: http://seeofsound.com/p.php?s=EAPDCFC003

In celebration of the classic 2003 album’s 10th birthday, Transatlanticism will be made available on vinyl after several years out of print via Barsuk Records. Both the vinyl reissue and a digital-only Transatlanticism – Tenth Anniversary Edition are set for October 29, 2013 release.

The digital Anniversary Edition – and the album MP3 download included with the vinyl – will both include the original demos for each of the album’s 11 songs, none of which has ever been released before. They are an intimate peek into the landmark album’s genesis, and many are drastically different from the beloved final studio versions.

Interested listeners can get the demos in four ways. In addition to their availability as part of the vinyl MP3 download and the Tenth Anniversary Edition, the demos will also be released as a separate low-priced digital release titled Transatlanticism Demos for fans who already own the original album. Additionally, the demos will be added as a special bonus to the download codes included in the Barsuk Years vinyl box set released earlier this year by Artist in Residence.

You can listen to “Lightness (Demo)” now HERE or below:

Transatlanticism Tenth Anniversary Edition

1. The New Year
2. Lightness
3. Title and Registration
4. Expo ’86
5. The Sound of Settling
6. Tiny Vessels
7. Transatlanticism
8. Passenger Seat
9. Death of An Interior Decorator
10. We Looked Like Giants
11. A Lack of Color

BONUS MATERIALS (also included in the vinyl LP MP3 download, and as the stand-alone digital release Transatlanticism Demos):
12. The New Year (Demo)
13. Lightness (Demo)
14. Title and Registration (Demo)
15. Expo ’86 (Demo)
16. The Sound of Settling (Demo)
17. Tiny Vessels (Demo)
18. Transatlanticism (Demo)
19. Passenger Seat (Demo)
20. Death of An Interior Decorator (Demo)
21. We Looked Like Giants (Demo)
22. A Lack of Color (Demo)

You can pre-order the vinyl reissue at barsuk.com now HERE

In celebration of Barsuk’s 15th anniversary – home to Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism, seeing its 10th anniversary this year – Chris Walla will be performing a special show with The Long Winters, David Bazan and Minor Alps on November 8th at the Neptune Theatre. Tickets available now HERE.

Nov. 8
Neptune Theatre
Seattle, WA
Doors: 6:30
Show: 7:30
TICKETS

DCFC LP8 begins
October 10, 2013

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In celebration of the classic 2003 album’s 10th birthday, Transatlanticism will be made available on vinyl after several years out of print via Barsuk Records. Both the vinyl reissue and a digital-only Transatlanticism – Tenth Anniversary Edition are out Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Preorder your copy today.

The digital Anniversary Edition, and the album MP3 download included with the vinyl, will both include the original demos for each of the album’s 11 songs – none of which has ever been released before. They are an intimate peek into the landmark album’s genesis, and many are drastically different from the beloved final studio versions.

Listen to the album and demos in full today on NPR’s First Listen!

Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) out 10/29 on Barsuk

The Transatlanticism 10th Anniversary Edition is out today via Barsuk Records! The album is available to purchase on vinyl (with MP3 download codes) or digital-only, now with demo versions of all 11 tracks.

Purchase your reissue edition (and/or the previously unreleased demo tracks) from a retailer of your choice:

Amazon: Album Reissue / Demos
iTunes: Album Reissue / Demos

Vinyl copies of the reissue are available in limited quantities from Insound. Or, support your local record store by purchasing the Transatlanticism double LP vinyl reissue near you.

Chris Walla is the featured guest on this week’s episode of the Seattle-based podcast, Air-Raid.net.

Hear the episode here.

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Ben has scored the Lynn Shelton film “Laggies,” starring Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz. “Laggies will be screening this week at the Sundance Film Festival . Read more about the film here.

Death Cab for Cutie will be playing their first show of 2014 at Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, NY on May 23 with special guests, The Head and the Heart and Built to Spill.

A pre-sale for this show is available Wednesday, 1/22 exclusively to the current members of the Death Cab for Cutie fan club. Visit www.dcfcunion.com to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone as well as save money on service charges. Additional presale information will be available on www.deathcabforcutie.com tomorrow at 12pm EST.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 24 at 12pm local venue time.

 

Boston Calling May 2014 Lineup

Death Cab for Cutie will be one of the headliners at Boston Calling Music Festival this year, along with Modest Mouse, The Head and the Heart, Tegan and Sara, Jenny Lewis, Phosphorescent, Kurt Vile, Built to Spill, and many more! Death Cab for Cutie is confirmed to headline Saturday, May 24.

Ticketmaster will offer presale tickets to subscribers tomorrow (Wed, 1/29), and general on-sale begins Friday (1/31) at 10am local.

The Circle of Colors T-Shirt is discounted from $20.00 to $16.00 from today until Monday, 4/16 as our Deal of the Week at the Death Cab for Cutie online store.

DCFC Union Warehouse Sale
April 11, 2012

For a limited time the DCFC fanclub is running a Warehouse Sale! Get a one (1) year fan club membership including the 2012-2013 membership package (exclusive t-shirt and membership card) AND the mug below for only $36 plus shipping and handling! When selecting your membership type, just choose DCFC Union Local #1138 Membership – 2012-2013 Package (ADDITIONAL WAREHOUSE SALE MUG INCLUDED).

To buy or renew your fan club membership, please visit http://dcfcunion.com

“I couldn’t stop thinking that this is the way that Death Cab should always be. There’s nothing wrong with the music before, but the orchestra fills everything out. The big moments feel huge and the poignant points are even more touching.”
– Rock Candy

Read the full review of Death Cab for Cutie and The Magik*Magik Orchestra’s show at the Omaha Music Hall on Wednesday, April 11th from rockcandy.omaha.com.

IFC premiered the first in a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes trailers for the Death Cab for Cutie featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra Spring 2012 Tour, which we are now six days into. Watch for more clips, by director Justin Mitchell, of rehearsals, brief interviews and performances as the nearly sold out tour rolls along.

Death Cab for Cutie featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra Spring 2012 Tour dates:

4/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre ^ – SOLD OUT
4/17 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre ^
4/19 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall ^
4/20 – Montreal, QC @ St. Jean Baptiste Church ^ – SOLD OUT
4/21 – Boston, MA @ Citi Performing Arts Center ^ – SOLD OUT
4/23 – Providence, RI @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium ^
4/24 – Buffalo, NY @ Kleinhans Music Hall ^ – SOLD OUT
4/25 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre ^
4/27 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/28 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/29 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/30 – North Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore * – SOLD OUT
5/1 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre *
5/3 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium *
5/4 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/6 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater *
5/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall * – SOLD OUT
5/8 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/9 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/10 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
5/11 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *
5/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre *

^with Low
*with Youth Lagoon

Chris Walla stopped by WFPK last Friday while in town for Death Cab for Cutie’s show at The Louisville Palace in Louisville, KY. Before taking over as Guest DJ, he spoke with the station’s Kyle Meredith about growing up with public radio in Seattle.

Listen to the full interview HERE

Photo credit: C. Michael Stewart; Chris Walla on stage with Death Cab for Cutie at The Louisville Palace in Louisville, KY last Friday, April 13.

On Tuesday, April 17th, Fuse will stream Death Cab for Cutie featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra LIVE at the Chicago Theatre!

Fuse Live: Death Cab For Cutie
April 17th
9:30 pm EST
youtube.com/fuse

For more information, visit www.fuse.tv/deathcabforcutie
For tickets to the show at the Chicago Theatre, visit www.ticketmaster.com

IFC premiered the second video in a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes trailers for the Death Cab for Cutie featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra Spring 2012 Tour. Watch for more clips, by director Justin Mitchell, of rehearsals, brief interviews and performances as the nearly sold out tour rolls along.

Death Cab for Cutie featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra Spring 2012 Tour dates:

4/19 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall ^
4/20 – Montreal, QC @ St. Jean Baptiste Church ^ – SOLD OUT
4/21 – Boston, MA @ Citi Performing Arts Center ^ – SOLD OUT
4/23 – Providence, RI @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium ^
4/24 – Buffalo, NY @ Kleinhans Music Hall ^ – SOLD OUT
4/25 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre ^
4/27 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/28 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/29 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/30 – North Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore * – SOLD OUT
5/1 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre *
5/3 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium *
5/4 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/6 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater *
5/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall * – SOLD OUT
5/8 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/9 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/10 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
5/11 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *
5/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre *

^with Low
*with Youth Lagoon

Death Cab for Cutie has announced two new exciting tour date additions!

Milwaukee Summerfest
July 5th
200 N Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee, WI
MORE INFO

Taste of Chicago
July 12th
Petrillo Music Shell
Jackson Blvd. & Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL
MORE INFO

The Seattle Hat is discounted from $15.00 to $10.00 as our deal of the week at the Death Cab for Cutie online store!

Death Cab for Cutie has just announced a new tour date in Charlottesville:

July 14th
Death Cab for Cutie
nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Charlottesville, VA

Fan Club pre-sale begins Wednesday, April 25th. More info at www.dcfcunion.com
General on sale begins Friday, April 27th at 10am EST

Chris Walla will be video chatting live with fans via Radio 104.5 on Wednesday, April 25th at 11:45am PST! To chat with Chris at that time, visit http://www.radio1045.com/pages/live/chat.php and log in with your Facebook account.

IFC premiered the third video in a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes trailers for the Death Cab for Cutie featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra Spring 2012 Tour. Watch more clips – by director Justin Mitchell – of rehearsals, brief interviews and performances at DCfCTV.

Death Cab for Cutie featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra Spring 2012 Tour dates:

4/25 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre ^
4/27 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/28 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/29 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/30 – North Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore * – SOLD OUT
5/1 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre *
5/3 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium *
5/4 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/6 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater *
5/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall * – SOLD OUT
5/8 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/9 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/10 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
5/11 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *
5/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre *

^with Low
*with Youth Lagoon

Ben Gibbard is featured as one of Rollingstone.com’s Rock and Roll Baseball Experts! He will be featured throughout the forthcoming season in their High and Tight column, which will “take a weekly look at the game – its history, its characters and its latest news – through the rock & roll lens, with help from our expert panel of musically inclined seamheads.”

Read more HERE.

80/35 Music Festival
April 3, 2012

Death Cab for Cutie are headlining the Saturday of 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, IA! Details below:

80/35 Music Festival
Saturday, July 7th
Western Gateway Park
Des Moines IA
Tickets on sale now HERE
MORE INFO

General on sale for all headline shows on Death Cab for Cutie’s newly announced European tour dates begins Friday, March 2nd.

However, a limited number of pre-sale tickets have been held for members of DCFC Union Local #1138 and will go on sale today, Wednesday, February 29th at 9am local venue time. This pre-sale includes regular presale tickets and a limited number of DCFC bundles!

5/28/12 – PARIS, FRANCE @ TRIANON
5/29/12 – LYON, FRANCE @ EPICERIE MODERNE
5/30/12 – TOULOUSE, FRANCE @ LE BIKINI
6/4/12 – MILAN, ITALY @ ALCATRAZ
6/5/12 – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND @ KOMPLEX 457
6/7/12 – BORDEAUX, FRANCE @ KRAKATOA

When you go to purchase tickets you also have the option of adding a premium bundle to your order!

DCFC Enhanced Merch Bundle includes:
1 General Admission Ticket
1 Limited Edition DCFC Event Poster
1 DCFC Tour Shirt
1 DCFC Union Local #1138 Fan Club Membership or Renewal (1 year, online only)

For more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log into your account and gain access to the pre-sale, please visit www.dcfcunion.com

For a complete list of tour dates, including DCfC’s Spring 2012 tour with The Magik*Magik Orchestra please visit www.deathcabforcutie.com/tour.