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Death Cab's Ben Gibbard Announces First Solo Album

Frontman sets 'Former Lives' for October 16

July 17, 2012 12:45 PM ET
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Ben Gibbard performs during the 2012 Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Ben Gibbard is set to release his first solo album, Former Lives, on October 15th in the U.K./Europe and on October 16th in the States through the indie label Barsuk.

According to a statement, the 12 tracks that comprise the record were written during the past eight years, but the Death Cab for Cutie frontman didn't fully realize them until he moved from his hometown, Seattle, to Los Angeles. The album was recorded at the Ship, the studio owned by Gibbard's longtime friend, Earlimart frontman Aaron Espinoza.

Gibbard will play a handful of dates in support of Former Lives after its release this fall. No word yet on when a first single will drop.

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