THE SERGENT PEPPER OF SEATTLE
Gibbard was born on August 11th in Washington state and grew up to be quite a Renaissance men. He’s the songwriter and frontman of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service. Influenced by artists like the Smiths, Morrisey, Afghan Wings; Paul Simon, and the Beatles, he is recognised in the United States as being a quite exceptional artist. Rolling Stone magazine recently said he “plants a land mine in the gently rippling guitar reverb of ‘Tiny Vessels,’ recounting a one-sided romance. The record is devoted to tiny moments with mighty effects on love. ‘Title and Registration’ and ‘We looked like giants’ show the band at its best, pushing lovely melodies with borderline-restive rhythms.” The New York Times followed up with, “Sometimes the Rock belongs to the quiet and the shy.” He’s a hard-working man—not only is he independent, but he won’t sell out in the slightest. He’ll keep his liberty at all costs; his own lyrics and melodies without commercial hovering. He places all his real statements on the latter levels of hierarchical anecdotes that start out generic and end up a delicious layer cake of vulnerability and truth.
Basically, Ben Gibbard sings songs for people who want to listen.
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