He showed up in the film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men in 2009.
He discharged his exclusive solo studio collection in 2012.
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. He completed a solo tour through the US in the spring of 2007 that featured David Bazan of Pedro the Lion and singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice.
Gibbard was born in Bremerton, Washington, where he spent his formative years, during the time of the grunge music explosion in the early 1990s. Gibbard became engaged to actress and musician Zooey Deschanel in 2008.
Gibbard says that in writing the group's new album, "Kintsugi" he wasn't interested in creating "a tell-all or a kiss-off or anything like that." (Mike Kane / For The Times) Ben Gibbard never thought he'd find himself where he did at the end of 2012.
The boyish frontman of Seattle's Death Cab for Cutie had spent the previous decade and a half establishing a reputation as one of the most sensitive — and hardest-working — figures in American indie rock.
While performing guitar in the band Pinwheel, Gibbard recorded a demo cassette under the moniker Death Cab for Cutie, titled 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).
" Other songs mention an ingénue battling the passage of time and "a dumpster in the driveway of all the plans that came undone."Yet Gibbard's divorce isn't the only breakup reflected on in "Kintsugi," whose title refers to an ancient Japanese technique for repairing broken pottery.
Gibbard started Death Cab for Cutie as a performance extends in 1997, taking the name from a tune by brassy exemplary rockers the Bonzo Dog Band.
He discharged a tape of his wistful acoustic-inclining tunes called You Can Play These Songs with Chords under the new moniker soon thereafter, and the gathering was sufficiently warm to justify growing the venture into a full band.
Gibbard grew up in Washington and got inspired by music due to a limited extent to the blast of grunge and its underlying foundations in his area amid his developmental secondary school years.
He attended Western Washington University where he studied engineering.