Benjamin Gibbard

~ Person

Legal name: Benjamin D. Gibbard

Also performs as: ¡All-Time Quarterback!


Benjamin "Ben" Gibbard (born August 11, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, with which he has recorded eight studio albums, and as one half of the electronica duo the Postal Service. Gibbard released his debut solo album, Former Lives, in 2012, and a collaborative studio album, One Fast Move or I'm Gone (2009), with Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt's Jay Farrar.

While performing guitar in the band Pinwheel, Gibbard recorded a demo cassette under the moniker Death Cab for Cutie, entitled You Can Play These Songs with Chords (1997). After receiving a positive response to the material, Gibbard expanded the project into a full band, with the addition of Chris Walla (guitar), Nick Harmer (bass) and Nathan Good (drums). The following year, the band released its debut album, Something About Airplanes (1998), on Barsuk Records, and released its follow-up, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, in 2000.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard 1
2012 Former Lives Benjamin Gibbard 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001-01-19: Live at the 5th Floor Coffee House Benjamin Gibbard 1
2007-05-20: Live at the Showbox, Seattle, WA Benjamin Gibbard 1
2007-05-21: Live at the Showbox, Seattle, WA Benjamin Gibbard 1
NPR: All Songs Considered 05-17-2007 Benjamin Gibbard 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Kurt Cobain About a Son: Original Score Steve Fisk & Benjamin Gibbard 1

Single + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Laggies (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Benjamin Gibbard 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Home, Volume V Benjamin Gibbard & Andrew Kenny 1

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