Posted in books | music | tour dates on December 12, 2012

Ben Gibbard at HiFi Bar in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ben Gibbard

Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard, who released his solo debut, Former Lives, this year, will be teaming up with novelist Ron Currie Jr. (who authored God Is Dead, Everything Matters!, and will publish Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles on February 7) for a night of conversation and music in NYC at Strand Book Store on January 9 from 7-8 PM. Ron will be previewing his forthcoming novel at the event and Ben will be performing solo acoustic songs. You can gain entry by purchasing a copy of Everything Matters!, God Is Dead, or a $15 Strand gift card at Strand's site.

Ben recently recorded a Twelve Days of Fretboard session where he performed "A Hard One to Know" from Former Lives and was also interviewed. The video of that session is below.

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Ben Gibbard - "A Hard One to Know" on Twelve Days of Fretboard

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Comments (29)

so i have to guess we have no clue who's opening for YLT tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:13 PM

"Ron will be previewing his forthcoming novel at the event and Ben will be performing solo acoustic songs."

At the same time. It will be like hanging out in the dorm common room.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:10 PM

watching Ben Gibbard live is what I always want to do, thanks for the info! No I have plans!

Posted by Stop Foreclosure Chattanooga TN | December 12, 2012 11:41 PM

i may like Scalper Troll best of all the BV comment memes i'm forced to endure. but that's not really saying much.

Posted by Download Hotspot Shield 2013 | March 29, 2013 9:43 AM

He is very handsome and his music is very cool, I like his style too.

Posted by dreamhost promo code 2013 | June 22, 2013 3:47 PM

Ben Gibbard and a person who writes books for a living. NYC baby.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:30 PM

Way better music than you could ever write you little gutter fuckers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-7VpOKtSvs

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:34 PM

This grrl is from the dark side of Manhattan and boy does she have something to say.. Yo yo yo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIyyYjUg0bc

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:37 PM

My prescription medication are kicking in. It's time for the POstal Service hour. Fuck yeahhahhahha!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:38 PM

It's either time for me to check the mail or it is time for some DCfC cover songs... oh fuck yeah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJyjXTrTLO0 #ORGASUMMACHINEPRO

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:40 PM

The Wholes Foods trip today made me cry to his songs. :(

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:40 PM

Wandering Vagina was a great show. I don't know why you people don't get out more.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:41 PM

My ex got lost at the cosplay convention last month. She came to my place to crash out. She told me she missed the days when we had a great music shows. I told her to get out of my house.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:42 PM

^ His best album is Plans. Working my full time retail job is not the same without this blasting in my car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7f4K3aVMrk

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:44 PM

his very subtle references to poison and motley crue aren't usually observed by his fans. but when you find them you are so amazed. What a genius!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:47 PM

An entire album devoted to punk rock. He is a god.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:48 PM

Willow trees mean something else now.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:49 PM

Lana Del Rey wrote a song about his music. It is that incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:50 PM

That little guy on the corner in Time Square covers his songs. I cry so hard every time. I'm always throwing money in his case. God bless him - Debra

Posted by Debra | October 15, 2014 9:52 PM

If it wasn't for DCfC I would still be listening to Green Day and Nickleback. Thank god for you Ben!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:55 PM

I was at his live show and my ex was being a jerk and I waiting for him to sign my vinyl album at the end of the show and he offered to drive me home. He is such a sweetheart! God my fav band of all time!

Posted by Lisa | October 15, 2014 9:57 PM

he reminds me of elbow but better

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 9:59 PM

indie cock block of the century

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 10:00 PM

like the male version of lana del rey just more emotive.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 10:02 PM

What kind of human being takes the time to write an entire album based off of Road to Ruin by the Ramones like DCdC. Legendary songwriting. i would marry him if he wasn't already married. fuck me

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 10:04 PM

I saw him play in jersey a few years ago and omg i own everything this guy has ever written. I think I have a mental problem.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 10:06 PM

I dated this guy from the bronx and all he ever would play is this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp7rsG3TmEs

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2014 10:09 PM

they remind me of foxygen but better

Posted by Anonymosu | October 15, 2014 10:10 PM

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