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Ben Gibbard

Biography

Ben Gibbard is really a singer/songwriter most widely known as frontman for Pacific Northwestern indie rockers Loss of life Cab for Cutie. Gibbard grew up in Washington and got thinking about music due partly towards the explosion of grunge and its own root base in his area during his formative high-school years. Gibbard’s initial music group was the fledgling Pinwheel, who released one self-titled record in 1996. Pinwheel’s Justin Kennedy would continue to front Military Navy. Gibbard started Loss of life Cab for Cutie being a single task in 1997, acquiring the name from a tune by cheeky traditional rockers the Bonzo Pet dog Music group. He released a cassette of his sentimental acoustic-leaning music called IT IS POSSIBLE TO Play These Music with Chords beneath the brand-new moniker afterwards that year, as well as the reception was warm more than enough to merit growing the project right into a complete band. Loss of life Cab for Cutie would continue to enormous reputation and release information for a long time to arrive, but Gibbard’s itch to operate single continuing. Between 1999 and 2002, he done several single releases beneath the name ¡All-Time Quarterback! Cooperation became regular for Gibbard in early stages as well. Furthermore to joining close friends Pedro the Lion being a bassist for just one tour, Gibbard provides collaborated in a few type or another using the Long Winters, Jenny Lewis, Jay Farrar, Styrofoam, Andrew Kenny of American Analog Established, and others. Probably his most successful collaboration came by means of adding visitor vocals towards the Dntel tune “(THAT IS) The Imagine Evan and Chan” in the 2001 record Life Is Filled with Opportunities. From that conference, Gibbard started trading sound data files with Dntel beatmaker Jimmy Tamborello for what would end up being the hugely popular project referred to as the Postal Program, thusly titled as the two would send one another tune ideas with the email. The Postal Service’s 2003 debut, QUIT, was well received critically in addition to with regards to sales, going platinum in two countries. Gibbard wedded actress/vocalist Zooey Deschanel in Sept of 2009 as well as the few remained together for just two years before divorcing in nov 2011. In 2012 Gibbard released Former Lives, the very first collection of tunes under his personal name.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ben Gibbard
Date Of Birth August 11, 1976
Height 1.88 m
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Multi-instrumentalist, Film Score Composer
Education Olympic High School, Western Washington University
Nationality American
Spouse Zooey Deschanel
Siblings Megan Gibbard
Music Groups Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Pedro the Lion, Kind of Like Spitting
Music Songs Train Song, Bigger Than Love, Teardrop Windows, Something's Rattling, Dream Song, Lady Adelaide, You Remind Me of Home, Farmer Chords, These Roads Don't Move, California Zephyr, The Concept, Choir Vandals, Indian Summer, Alcoholiday, What You Do To Me, I Don't Know, Star Sign, Metal Baby, December, It's Never Too Late, Satan, Sidewinder, Is This Music?, Guiding Star, Pet Rock
Albums Former Lives, Codes and Keys, Narrow Stairs, Transatlanticism, Home Volume V, Control, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, Something About Airplanes, Laggies (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
Movies Laggies, Wheedle's Groove, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Kurt Cobain: About a Son


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#Fact
1 Part of a two-piece electro band called "Postal Service" with James Tamborello.
2 Frontman for Death Cab for Cutie.
3 Ex-son-in-law of Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel.
4 Ex-brother-in-law of Emily Deschanel and David Hornsby.
5 Engaged to Zooey Deschanel [December 2008].


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Driving Doug 2016 writer: "Passenger Seat", "Expo 86", "Lightness", "Sound Of Settling", "Tiny Vessels", "Death Of An Interior Decorator", "Title And Registration", "Lack Of Color", "We Looked Like Giants", "The New Year", "Transatlanticism"
Conan TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2012 lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Laggies 2014 performer: "It's Never Too Late" / writer: "Such Great Heights", "It's Never Too Late"
Parenthood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2011
So You Think You Can Dance 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Postal Service: A Tattered Line of String 2013 Short performer: "A Tattered Line of String" / writer: "A Tattered Line of String"
Smash 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Death of Spider-Man 2011 Video short writer: "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" - as Ben Gibbard
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friends with Benefits 2011 writer: "I Will Follow You Into The Dark"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
Chuck 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Arthur 2011/I performer: "Where Our Destination Lies", "When the Sun Goes Down" - as Ben Gibbard / writer: "Where Our Destination Lies", "When the Sun Goes Down" - as Ben Gibbard
Beastly 2011 writer: "Transatlanticism" - as Benjamin D. Gibbard
The Art of Getting By 2011 writer: "We Will Become Silhouettes"
Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology 2011 Documentary writer: "Transatlanticism"
Easy A 2010 writer: "Transatlanticism"
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 writer: "Meet Me On The Equinox"
Karaoke Revolution 2009 Video Game writer: "Soul Meets Body"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Love Happens 2009 writer: "We Will Become Silhouettes"
The Hills 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Californication 2007 TV Series writer: "Passenger Seat"
Crooked Teeth 2007 Video short writer: "Crooked Teeth"
The Invisible 2007 writer: "I Will Follow You into the Dark"
The Black Donnellys 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ben Folds: Live at My Space 2007 Video writer: "Such Great Heights"
Catch and Release 2006/II writer: "Soul Meets Body" 2005
Saturday Night Live 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Expo 86' 2005 Video short writer: "Expo 86"
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes 2005 Short performer: "We Will Become Silhouettes" / writer: "We Will Become Silhouettes"
The Puffy Chair 2005 writer: "Transatlanticism" 2003
Life As We Know It 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Postal Service: Against All Odds 2004 Short performer: "Against All Odds Take A Look At Me Now"
Katydid 2004 Short writer: "Clark Gable" - as Ben Gibbard
The O.C. 2003-2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
D.E.B.S. 2004 writer: "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"
Garden State 2004 writer: "Such Great Heights" 2002 - as Ben Gibbard
Mean Creek 2004 writer: "The Sound of Settling"
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 2003 Short performer: "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" / writer: "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"
The Postal Service: Such Great Heights 2003 Short performer: "Such Great Heights" / writer: "Such Great Heights"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laggies 2014
10 Years of the Postal Service 2013 Documentary short
The Postal Service: A Tattered Line of String 2013 Short
Crooked Teeth 2007 Video short
Kurt Cobain About a Son 2006 Documentary
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes 2005 Short
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 2003 Short
The Postal Service: Such Great Heights 2003 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Postal Service: A Tattered Line of String 2013 Short music producer, songwriter, musician, engineer, mixer, vocals, guitar, keyboard
Crooked Teeth 2007 Video short musician
Kurt Cobain About a Son 2006 Documentary score performer
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes 2005 Short music producer, vocals, keyboard, songwriter, musician, engineer, mixer
The Postal Service: Against All Odds 2004 Short music producer, vocals, guitar, songwriter, engineer
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 2003 Short music producer, vocals, guitar, songwriter, engineer
The Postal Service: Such Great Heights 2003 Short music producer, musician, engineer, mixer, guitar, keyboard, songwriter

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Postal Service Auditions 2013 Video short
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men 2009 Harry / Subject #20 (as Ben Gibbard)
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes 2005 Short Family

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crooked Teeth 2007 Video short writer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2012-2015 TV Series Himself - Death Cab for Cutie / Himself - Musical Guest
The Glamour & the Squalor 2015 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Himself
Retro 30 2015 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2015 TV Series Himself
Sonic Highways 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
10 Years of the Postal Service 2013 Documentary short Himself
The Colbert Report 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2011 TV Series Himself
Death Cab for Cutie: You Are a Tourist 2011 Video short Himself
Music 2010 Documentary Himself
Wheedle's Groove 2009 Video documentary
Soundstage 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
D Tour 2009 Documentary Himself
Death Cab for Cutie: Open Windows 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur 2008 Documentary Himself
Crooked Teeth 2007 Video short Himself (voice)
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 2006 TV Series Himself
House Band 2005 TV Series Himself
Drive Well, Sleep Carefully: On the Road with Death Cab for Cutie 2005 Documentary Himself
The Postal Service: Against All Odds 2004 Short Himself (as The Postal Service) (voice)
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 2003 Short Himself (as The Postal Service)
The Postal Service: Such Great Heights 2003 Short Himself (voice)

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