Happy 33rd birthday to a f/k fave, Ben Gibbard!! Ben has been an integral part of both Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, both of which have serious indie cred and are all around fun to listen to. In fact, Ben is responsible for three of my all time favorite albums (We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, Transatlanticism, and Give Up if you care) and has arguably the most popular pure indie act of all time on his hands. Recently Gibbard has gotten as much publicity for his engagement to Zooey Deschanel as he has for his music, and while that's to be expected, there's an unfortunate amount of people who probably know him as the guy with Zooey Deschanel (by the way, Zooey was excellent on Craig Ferguson a few night ago!). Ben has recently been promoting the very nice The Open Door EP, but we don't know when anything new might be coming out. I'll leave you with one of his early gems off The Photo Album.
Death Cab for Cutie - Why You'd Want to Live Here
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