Stream ‘Transatlanticism’ 10th anniversary edition today on NPR’s First Listen



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.

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!

LP8 BEGINS…

Death Cab for Cutie is back in the studio and in the very early stages of recording their eighth LP! Although there are no official announcements about the album just yet, you can catch a glimpse of the the band putting in studio time by following them on Instagram.


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

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. Preview the album on Youtube 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.”

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. Preview the album on Youtube 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.”

Ben Gibbard’s Charity Show for 826 Seattle On Sale Today

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

FIRST LISTEN OFF BEN’S DEBUT ALBUM FORMER LIVES / PRE-ORDER THE RECORD NOW

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

Ben’s song “Ichiro’s Theme” Now for Sale for a Great Cause

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.  

BENJAMIN GIBBARD TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FORMER LIVES OCTOBER 16TH

Ben has just announced the release his debut solo record this fall! Former Lives will be released on October 15th in the UK/Europe via City Slang and October 16th 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 his native 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.

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