The Monkees are having their 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate, they setting out on a tour, and releasing a brand new album called Good Times, which features songs co-written by Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, and Ben Gibbard.
In the following Thread, the two friends swap stories about how much they love (and fret about) their respective hometowns, the daily routines of rock musicians, and the perils of pissing off their fans.
Hit the replies to watch a video for Budweiser and Jay Z's "Made in America" video series that spotlights Seattle. The video features Ben Gibbard, Tacocat, La Luz, and the staff of Sub Pop talking abot their city. More episodes will be airing leading up to the Made in America Festival later this year.
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Brett Nelson (Built To Spill) are teaming up to remake Death Cab For Cutie songs into synth pop versions. On July 2, a digital single will be released collecting synth pop remakes of "Soul Meets Body" (off 2005's Plans) and "Champagne From a Paper Cup" (off 1998's Something About Airplanes). The two songs will also be pressed to colored 7" vinyl following the digital release.
Nervous Energies two-year anniversary today, and it is celebrating with a special session from Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. Head to the replies to check out Ben performing two songs. Congrats to Ryan Russell and Nervous Energies on the milestone!
Benjamin Gibbard (Death! Cab for Cutie) is proud to announce a new musical project called Just Jazzin'. Born out of an interest in exploring music free from rules and convention, Just Jazzin' offers the world a chance to see another side of Ben. A demo can be found at his myspace along with a video documentary, or check the replies for it.