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Listen: Ben Gibbard Delivers New Single ‘Teardrop Windows’

Listen to the Death Cab for Cutie frontman's first release from 'Former Lives' now!

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard has delivered the first single off his debut solo album Former Lives, which you can how listen to below. The new album will be released via Barsuk Records (longtime label home to Death Cab during the band’s early years) on October 16th and “Teardrop Windows” is now available to stream:

Preorders of the new album Former Lives are also available in 3 exclusive packages on Gibbard’s website. Every person who preorders the new album will immediately receive a download of “Teardrop Windows”. All preorders can be purchased through his website at The official track listing for Former Lives is available below.
Along with the release of his first solo record, the singer will embark on a 14-date North American tour this fall. The tour begins with pre-release shows in Big Sur, CA and Toronto, ON, and continues with dates in Chicago, New York, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more, wrapping up with a hometown show in Seattle on November 16th at the Showbox and a show at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland on November 18th. A complete list of updated tour dates is available below; Advance Base and Damien Jurado will be joining him in opening slots.

For more information about Benjamin Gibbard please visit:
Twitter: @gibbstack

Former Lives
1. Shepherd’s Bush Lullaby
2. Dream Song
3. Teardrop Windows
4. Bigger Than Love
5. Lily
6. Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)
7. Duncan, Where Have You Gone?
8. Oh, Woe
9. A Hard One to Know
10. Lady Adelaide
11. Broken Yolk in Western Sky
12. I’m Building a Fire


Wed Sep 26 – Big Sur CA @ Henry Miller Library
Sun Oct 14 – Toronto ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Thu Nov 01 – Minneapolis MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women's Club w/ Advance Base
Fri Nov 02 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre w/ Advance Base
Sun Nov 04 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater w/ Advance Base
Mon Nov 05 – New York, NY @ Town Hall w/ Advance Base
Wed Nov 07 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre w/ Advance Base
Thu Nov 08 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue w/ Advance Base
Sat Nov 10 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom  w/ Advance Base
Sun Nov 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse w/ Advance Base
Tue Nov 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre  w/ Damien Jurado
Wed Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell w/ Damien Jurado 
Fri Nov 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox w/ Damien Jurado
Sun Nov 18 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom w/ Damien Jurado