April 2, 2020

Liner Notes

The weekly Live From Home shows begin today at 6pm PT. Get your requests in!

Today’s show will be a benefit for MusiCares, a non-profit that provides critical assistance for the music community in times of need. If you’re able, please donate via https://www.grammy.com/musicares or our Venmo @BenGibbardLiveFromHome – all donations will go directly to MusiCares.

See you soon! xo Ben

Set List

Sorry, nothing yet.

March 29, 2020

Liner Notes

Tomorrow’s covers only show will be the last of the daily livestreams! Thank you all for submitting your requests, can’t wait to play them for you.

Tomorrow’s show will be in benefit of Aurora Commons, a Seattle-based non-profit that provides a safe space for people temporarily experiencing homelessness.

If you have enjoyed the livestream shows for the last couple weeks and are able, please donate to these incredible folks via their Venmo @Aurora-Commons or website https://www.auroracommons.org – consider it the tip jar!

See you tomorrow at 4pm PT!

Set List

00:58 – “Half A World Away” by R.E.M.
05:26 – “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure
09:47 – “Everyday Is Like Sunday” by Morrissey
15:12 – “Out of Touch” by Hall & Oates
20:13 – “Strange Powers” by The Magnetic Fields
31:21 – “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young
35:20 – “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends” by Kris Kristofferson
40:44 – “The Only Living Boy in New York” by Simon & Garfunkel
47:08 – “Hold On” by Spiritualized

March 28, 2020

Liner Notes

See you at 4pm PT for the Dealer’s Choice show – I’ve picked out some songs to play for you all today.

Sunday’s cover show will be the last of the daily livestreams, please get in any requests asap! Today’s show is in benefit of Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (https://www.wliha.org), an organization leading the movement to ensure that all Washington State residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes.

Please donate if you are able!

Set List

00:51 – Me and Magdalena
05:52 – Underwater
08:56 – El Dorado
13:25 – Duncan where have you gone?
21:39 – Stable Song
25:00 – Summer Years
38:20 – Life in Quarantine
42:47 – St Swithin’s Day
47:36 – I’m Building a Fire

March 27, 2020

Thank you all so much for voting for the top-10 songs you want me to play! Voting is now closed and all your votes have been counted… Tune in at 4pm PT for tomorrow’s livestream where I’ll be performing the resulting top-10, countdown style!

Tomorrow’s show is in benefit of Americans for Immigrant Justice (http://aijustice.org). AI Justice is a non-profit law firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants through legal / advocacy services, policy reform, and public education at local, state, and national levels. Please donate if you are able!

Set List

Coming soon.

March 26, 2020

Hello everyone, 

We’re heading into the home stretch of the daily shows! Thank you to everyone who’s watched, asked great questions and made requests. This has been a blast for me.

I wanted to give you guys a heads up for the rest of the week. The schedule is as follows;

THURSDAY (TODAY)
An all request set culled from the years 2012-present. Get your requests in for songs from such albums as;

– Former Lives
– Kintsugi
– Bandwagonesque
– Thank You For Today

Plus soundtrack cuts, singles, etc.

Today’s show is in benefit of Your Supplies Save Lives (https://www.suppliessaveliveswa.org). Washington State health care workers are running out of safety equipment to protect themselves on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have any, please donate your unopened boxes of masks (N95 preferred), gowns, eye protection, and gloves to keep front-line health care workers healthy so they can save lives! All supplies will be allocated to Washington State hospitals and first responders treating COVID-19 patients.

FRIDAY
A Top-10, all request show voted on by YOU! Vote here: https://found.ee/BenGibbard-LiveFromH…

I’ll play the resulting top-10, countdown style!
Voting closes tonight 3/26 at 9pm PT.

SATURDAY
Dealer’s Choice.

SUNDAY
The last of the daily shows. This will be an all-request cover show.

See you guys soon!
xo
Ben

Set List

00:22 Ingénue
04:06 Autumn Love
08:33 Hold No Guns
13:19 Lily
16:15 It’s Never Too Late (End Credits)
19:19 (Q & A)
29:44 Binary Sea
33:58 December
37:57 Man In Blue
41:16 (Supplies Save Lives WA mention)
43:08 Northern Lights
48:19 Black Sun

March 24, 2020

For tomorrow’s livestream; Get your requests in for songs from 2007-2011.

The following albums are in play;

  • Narrow Stairs
  • The Open Door e.p.
  • One Fast Move or I’m Gone
  • Codes and Keys

Plus any and all obscuro’s you might think of!

Tomorrow’s show will be in benefit of the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to provide the Seattle region’s most vulnerable communities with emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare, and childcare. Please donate here if you are able:

https://www.seattlefoundation.org/com…

Also, I’m going to play the top 10 songs as voted on by YOU for the livestream this Friday, March 27! The winning songs will be revealed live as a countdown during the show.

Place your vote now through Thursday at 9pm PT here: https://found.ee/BenGibbard-LiveFromH…

xo Ben

Set List

00:23 – You Can Do Better Than Me
02:47 – Unobstructed Views
07:34 – Little Bribes
11:34 – A Diamond and a Tether
18:07 – Where Our Destination Lies
20:49 – Cath…
34:44 – One Fast Move or I’m Gone
39:32 – Grapevine Fires
43:44 – Bixby Canyon Bridge
50:42 – Stay Young, Go Dancing

H/T ZulMatthews on YouTube

March 24, 2020

Thanks for tuning in today, everyone!

Tomorrow’s set (4pm PT) will be created from the years 2002-2005. Please send in your requests from the following;

  • Give Up
  • Transatlanticism
  • The Home e.p.
  • Plans

As well as any and all obscure collabs, singles, etc. Tomorrow’s show will be in benefit of the University of Washington hospital staff. The folks at The London Plane have a GoFundMe set up to help feed the hospital staff who are working on the front lines to contain this pandemic and treat the sick. Please donate here if you are able: https://www.gofundme.com/f/feeding-uw…

See ya! xo Ben

Set List

00:02 – Transatlanticism
05:37 – Someday You Will Be Loved
09:44 – Farmer Chords
13:02 – This Place Is a Prison [The Postal Service]
17:58 – Couches In Alleys [Styrofoam]
20:42 – (Q & A)
27:09 – Sleeping In [The Postal Service]
30:02 – Summer Skin
32:25 – What Sarah Said
38:11 – Title and Registration
42:47 – (Feeding UW Hospital Staff GoFundMe)
44:42 – Marching Bands of Manhattan
49:39  – I Will Follow You into the Dark

March 23, 2020

Liner Notes

Hey everyone, Tomorrow’s set (Monday) will be culled exclusively from 1997-2001. Please send in any and all requests from;

– You Can Play These Songs With Chords
– Something About Airplanes
– All Time Quarterback
– We Have the Facts…
– The Forbidden Love e.p.
– The Photo Album

Plus any obscure singles from that era. See you tomorrow!

Tomorrow’s show will be in benefit of White Center Food Bank (https://www.whitecenterfoodbank.org) in Seattle. They are in need of non-expired unopened food (such as canned goods, rice noodles, spices, peanut butter, coffee and more), diapers, baby wipes, Similac formula, hand sanitizer, clean supplies and toilet paper.

Monetary donations are also welcome to help ensure that they can continue to serve the 1,600 families per month they see regularly plus any new families that come to them during this time. Please donate if you are able!

xo

Ben

Set List

00:31 – Champagne from a Paper Cup
04:08 – Debate Exposes Doubt
07:54 – Scientist Studies
13:28 – Wait [Secret Stars cover]
17:27 – Company Calls Epilogue
22:47 – (Q & A)
28:17 – Cleveland [All-Time Quarterback!]
31:05 – (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan [Dntel]
34:51 – Blacking Out the Friction
37:40 – Line of Best Fit
44:18 – I Was a Kaleidoscope
49:24 – No Joy in Mudville
55:21 – The Face That Launched 1000 Shits [The Revolutionary Hydra cover]

March 22, 2020

Liner Notes

Ben is really excited for today’s covers only show! Make sure to get your requests in asap. Tune in at 4pm PT. Today’s show is in benefit of Country Doctor Community Health Centers (https://countrydoctor.org) based in Seattle.

They are a nonprofit organization that provides high quality, comprehensive health care to their patients. Community health centers are an indispensable resource for Seattle amid the COVID-19 outbreak, please donate to help support them during this time if you can!

Set List

0:48 – Isolation
5:43 – Silver Lining
10:05 – Thirteen
14:11 – Waltz #2 (XO)
19:19 – Motion Sickness
24:36 – If Not For You
33:52 – New Slang
39:38 – Hysteria
44:33 – The Bones Are The Skeletons’ Money
46:39 – Do You Realize?

March 21, 2020

Liner Notes

Ben will be livestreaming daily over the weekend too! Tune in at 4pm PT for tomorrow’s show which will be in benefit of Bloodworks Northwest (https://www.bloodworksnw.org), a community-based nonprofit organization harnessing donor gifts to provide a safe, lifesaving blood supply to more than 90 Northwest hospitals.

Their centers and drives are currently operating by appointment only to adhere to social distancing recommendations in addition to ensuring a safe and reliable blood supply throughout this time. If you’re able, financial contributions are also welcome to help support patient services and blood research.

Set List

0:35 – Lady Adelaide
4:22 – Recycled Air
8:34 – Your New Twin Sized Bed
13:35 – Willamine
17:29 – Q&A
24:24 – A Movie Script Ending
29:44 – Your Hurricane
33:14 – Your Heart Is An Empty Room
39:38 – Carolina
42:07 – PSA
44:30 – I Will Follow You Into The Dark

March 20, 2020

Liner Notes

I had a good time answering your questions and playing some tunes today. More fun tomorrow at 4pm PT!

Tomorrow’s show will be in benefit of New Horizons Ministries (https://nhmin.org), an organization that helps provide resources for youth experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area.

Set List

1:10 – Steadier Footing
3:20 – You Remind Me of Home
6:33 – Why You’d Want To Live Here
11:15 – (Q&A)
17:14 – When The Sun Goes Down On Your Street
20:37 – These Roads Don’t Move
24:03 – Coney Island
26:54 – Keep Yourself Warm (Frightened Rabbit)
31:00 – (New Horizon Ministries)
34:14 – Life In Quarantine
38:35 – Something’s Rattling
43:07 – Brand New Colony

March 19, 2020

Liner Notes

Had a lot of fun playing songs for you again today! I’ll be back online livestreaming at 4pm PT tomorrow. Keep those requests and questions coming!

Tomorrow’s show will be in benefit of University District Food Bank (https://www.udistrictfoodbank.org) based in Seattle. In addition to food, they are looking for folks to donate toiletries, diapers, baby formula and more. If you’re able, please consider donating some of these items to help those in need!

Set List

0:10 – St. Peter’s Cathedral
4:04 – Photobooth
8:30 – 405
12:41 – Little Wanderer
17:15 – (Q&A)
20:55 – Brother’s on a Hotel Bed
24:24 – Soul Meets Body
28:13 – Talking Bird
32:00 – (University District Food Bank)
33:56 – 60 & Punk
38:47 – Grace Cathedral Hill
44:07 – Broken Yolk in Western Sky
48:54 – The Sound of Settling

March 18, 2020

Liner Notes

Hey there everyone, Thanks so much for tuning in yesterday.

I hope it was as cathartic for you as is was for me. Please keep those requests and questions coming, I’ll be back on the virtual air at 4pm PST.

I do have a request for those who might be able to help… Today’s show will be in benefit of the Aurora Commons (https://www.auroracommons.org). For those who are not familiar, they are a wonderful organization that provides a safe space for people temporarily experiencing homelessness on Aurora Avenue here in Seattle. At this point, there are no shelters available in North Seattle near The AC and only a few number of beds in neighboring hotels. The AC currently is pushing the city to allow for organized homeless encampments so that housed people don’t become afraid of folks setting up camp on their front lawns. So here’s what I’d like to ask of you… If you are in the Seattle area OR have access to an open and safe post office/shipping location, please drop off or send any and all tents/sleeping bags (used is fine) to the following address;

The Aurora Commons
c/o Lisa Etter-Carson
927 N 89th St
Seattle, WA 98013

If you do drop off, please knock, leave your donations on the front porch, and walk away to maintain appreciate social distancing. Thank you, Ben

Set List

0:11 – No Room In Frame
4:11 – Teardrop Windows
9:17 – Title and Registration
15:54 – Technicolor Girls
19:44 – Codes and keys
23:37 – Passenger Seat
27:48 – When We Drive
36:23 – Me and Magdalena
41:35 – Ceremony
46:07 – Such Great Heights

March 17, 2020

Liner Notes

Hey Everyone, I know you are all really freaked out right now. I am too.

And while I’m proud that we’re all doing the necessary things at the moment to help flatten the curve, I know it has left us all incredibly isolated. But because we’re all going through this nightmare together we are quite literally NOT alone.

Our lives and stories are all linked, maybe more now than they have ever been. Be it with DCFC, Postal Service, or solo I have always been grateful for the honor you have bestowed upon us by choosing to congregate en masse around our music. Some of you have traveled great distances and/or shelled out large sums of money to see us play and that has never been lost on me.

So in this crazy and unprecedented time, I’d like to return the favor by coming to YOU. For the next few weeks I will be playing songs everyday from my home studio. We will be streaming on YouTube at 4pm PST daily. We’re still working out the details but I’m hoping to take some requests and maybe even have a guest or two stop by digitally. The first show will be tomorrow. It will assuredly be a little wonky and glitchy but we’re gonna do our best. See You Tomorrow.

xo Ben

Set List

0:19 – We Will Become Silhouettes
3:38 – A Lack of Color
7:46 – Title Track
12:22 – Northern Lights
18:30 – Crooked Teeth
22:34 – Cath…
28:39 – Grapevine Fires
33:54 – Fake Plastic Trees
40:01 – California Zephyr
44:06 – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight