Ben gibbard dating history
By 2009, Gibbard's world had expanded to the point that he'd married actress-singer Zooey Deschanel and moved to Los Angeles, a city he'd famously blasted in an early Death Cab tune called "Why You'd Want to Live Here." (Sample lyric: "You can't swim in a town this shallow.") Three years later, though, the two were divorced, with Gibbard packing his things into the back of his Prius for a return trip up Interstate 5."I was like, 'Jesus Christ, man — did I just become the most stereotypical rock 'n' roller ever? True to form, Gibbard, 38, explores the nuances of that easily caricatured experience on Death Cab for Cutie's new album, "Kintsugi," released on Tuesday.The band's first record since 2011's somewhat glazed-over "Codes and Keys," it opens with "No Room in Frame," in which the singer asks an unnamed ex, "Was I in your way when the cameras turned to face you?" 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.The album also follows the departure late last year of guitarist Chris Walla, who formed Death Cab with Gibbard in 1997 and produced each of the group's previous seven albums.
The couple married in September 2009 near Seattle, Washington., lapsed Catholic: "I don’t want to falsely believe in something solely so I can jump to the front of the line for whatever this awesome place is we go after we die.
On November 1, 2011, the couple announced they were splitting and "no third party was involved" in the break-up.
He is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, with which he has recorded eight studio albums, and as one half of the electronica duo the Postal Service.
He saw the speculation coming, but Gibbard didn't get to be one of rock's most respected songwriters by skimping on the personal stuff.
Death Cab for Cutie: The Billboard Shoot"I'm not going to change the way I've always written for fear of people correctly or incorrectly assigning a name and face to these songs," says Gibbard, sitting in Atlantic's Manhattan offices, still wearing a brace on the wrist he broke while running a 50K race in February.