Death Cab For Cutie‘s frontman Ben Gibbard announced the release of his debut solo effort Former Lives, along with an accompanying North American solo tour kicking off in Big Sur, California in late September.
While many fans have been anticipating a follow-up to Gibbard’s 2003 Give Up album with Jimmy Tamborello as Postal Service, Gibbard’s solo record contains songs he’s written over the course of the last eight years.
The Seattle indie-rocker explained in a recent interview that these weren’t left over songs but just ideas that didn’t work on recent Death Cab For Cutie albums.
Former Lives pre-ordering is now available in various special editions at benjamingibbard.net. Preview the first single “Teardrop Windows” below.
Former Lives is slated for release October 15th via Barsuk Records.
- Shepherd’s Bush Lullaby
- Dream Song
- Teardrop Windows
- Bigger Than Love
- Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)
- Duncan, Where Have You Gone?
- Oh, Woe
- A Hard One to Know
- Lady Adelaide
- Broken Yolk in Western Sky
- I’m Building a Fire
Gibbard will embark on a North American tour beginning September 26th in Big Sur, CA, ending mid-November in Portland, OR. Full details and ticket links are available on his website.
Sep 26 Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA
Oct 14 The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
Nov 01 Assembly Hall at the Women’s Club, Minneapolis, MN
Nov 02 Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov 04 Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA
Nov 05 Town Hall, New York, NY
Nov 07 Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Nov 08 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC Sold Out
Nov 10 Haw River Ballroom, Graham, NC
Nov 11 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
Nov 13 Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Nov 14 Wilshire Ebell, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 16 The Showbox, Seattle, WA Sold Out
Nov 18 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
— Bradford Hornsby, Live105 San Francisco