The Drop: Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie

Thank You for Today is the sound of Death Cab for Cutie both expanding and refining; a band twenty years into its evolution, still uncovering new curves in its signatures, new sonic corners to explore. The Seattle band’s ninth studio album, recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rich Costey in late 2017 and early 2018, stands alongside classic Death Cab for Cutie albums including their 1998 debut Something About Airplanes and 2003’s masterful Transatlanticism as a definitive collection. Their 2005 studio release, PLANS, proved the band’s popular breakthrough, earning RIAA platinum certification as well as spawning the chart-topping singles, “Soul Meets Body” and “I Will Follow You Into The Dark,” the latter of which was honored with a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Pop Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocals, with PLANS also receiving the nod as “Best Alternative Album.” Their following albums, Narrow Stairs (2008), The Open Door (2009), Codes and Keys (2011), and Kintsugi (2015) also all received various GRAMMY nominations, including their fourth straight nomination for “Best Alternative Music Album” and eight nominations overall. The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Ben Gibbard, Death Cab for Cutie’s songwriter/singer/guitarist  to the Clive Davis theater, for an intimate discussion of the band’s new album, followed by a performance, hosted by GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman.