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Benjamin Gibbard

Former Lives
bark130: Benjamin Gibbard / Former Lives
bark130   LP / CD / DIGITAL Barsuk Records   October 2012
  1. Shepherd's Bush Lullaby
  2. Dream Song
    • Teardrop Windows
  3. Bigger Than Love
  4. Lily
  5. Something's Rattling (Cowpoke)
  6. Duncan, Where Have You Gone?
  7. Oh, Woe
  8. A Hard One To Know
  9. Lady Adelaide
  10. Broken Yolk In Western Sky
  11. I'm Building A Fire

Other cities, other plans; different friends, different dreams; former loves, former lives. After fifteen years in Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Gibbard didn't make his first solo album in search of a new beginning; instead, it closes a door. "These songs span eight years, three relationships, living in two different places, drinking then not drinking" he says of the dozen tracks that comprise Former Lives. "They're a side story, not a new chapter." Still, what we keep for ourselves is often just as interesting as what we choose to share. Former Lives is a gorgeous shadow anthology, the exuberant sound of one of our best songwriters finding his voice by experimenting with those of others.

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