Recent News

New DNTEL Album Out 9/3

Our own Jimmy Tamborello’s new DNTEL album ‘Away’ will be out on September 3! New single “Connect” out now. Listen + pre-order.

New Ben Gibbard x Tycho Collab “Only Love” Out Now

Ben’s new song “Only Love” with Tycho is out now! Listen here. ☮️ 

Here’s a note from Ben: 

In 2014 while reading ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate’ by Naomi Klein, I came across a quote from Montanan goat rancher and environmentalist Alexis Bonogofsky that moved me immensely. Speaking about the fight to protect public lands in southeastern Montana from the mining company Arch Coal, she said: 

“(The) connection to this place and the love people have for it, that’s what Arch Coal doesn’t get. They underestimate that. They don’t understand it so they disregard it. And that’s what in the end will save that place. Is not the hatred for the coal companies, or anger, but love will save this place.” 

When Scott sent me the music for “Only Love,” it seemed perfect for this statement. Since reading Alexis’ words I’ve carried them as a universal truth; that the only way we preserve the people, places or things we care for is with love, not hatred. This is often easier said than done, of course. But I find myself coming back to her statement as if it were a mantra. 

I grew up hiking and camping on public lands here in Washington State and my love for them has only increased since becoming a mountain / ultra / trail runner. They were in the forefront of my mind while working on this song.

New DNTEL Album Out Now

Our own Jimmy Tamborello’s new DNTEL album ‘The Seas Trees See’ is out now! Listen + order.

Fender Ben Gibbard Signature Mustang

I’ve been playing 70’s-era Fender Mustangs for almost a decade and have found them to be the perfect guitars for my style of guitar playing. After five years working hand in hand with Fender, I am beyond excited to unveil my brand new Signature Mustang to you guys.

As a front person I’ve often found myself frustrated with toggle switches while playing live. Therefore, we’ve built this guitar with the same modifications made to the vintage Mustangs you’ve seen me playing onstage.

Creating this instrument has been a true highlight of my career. And I am honored that Fender took this project on and helped bring it to fruition.

I hope you guys dig it!

Xo Ben

New DNTEL Album Out 3/26

Our own Jimmy Tamborello’s new DNTEL album ‘The Seas Trees See’ will be out on March 26! New single “Fall In Love” out now. Listen + pre-order.

Live Album Everything Will Change Out Now

Our live album ‘Everything Will Change’ is out digitally across all music streaming platforms now! It was recorded live during our 2013 reunion tour at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. Plus the live performance video of “Sleeping In” is up on YouTube now. Listen + watch.

Hope you all are staying safe and healthy! Happy holidays.