He is the lead vocalist and guitarist of Death Cab for Cutie, with which he has recorded eight studio albums, and is one half of the electronic duo the Postal Service.
Gibbard released his debut solo album, Former Lives, in 2012, and a collaborative studio album, One Fast Move or I'm Gone (2009), with Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt's Jay Farrar.
Jon Glaser is an actor and writer who created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV shows Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, and Delocated.
He had recurring roles as Councilman Jamm on Parks and Recreation, and Laird on Girls.
In 2011, when Death Cab for Cutie released its seventh studio album Codes and Keys, frontman Ben Gibbard was (literally) in a very different place.
A year later, Gibbard was back in Seattle and divorced, making it tempting to interpret the band’s latest effort, Kintsugi (released this month via Atlantic Records) as a breakup record.“What the state had to lose by sticking to its guns on this piece of legislation was vastly larger than what it stood to gain from it.”“I don’t see any difference between the struggle that the LGBT community is experiencing with laws such as Indiana’s and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s—though a black man was gunned down by a police officer two days ago in South Carolina, so that is an ongoing struggle in itself,” he continues.“But I think for people of my generation, this issue is a huge one.”In the music world, another issue has emerged regarding artists’ compensation from streaming platforms.As a writer and consultant, Jon's credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Dana Carvey Show, Human Giant, and Cheap Seats. He has written several stories for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in ESPN The Magazine, The Onion A. The end of his marriage with one of the original manic pixie dream girls meant that any emotional horcruxes Gibbard created over the course of his fairy tale romance would suddenly burst open, dripping misery and tortured ennui all over his battered heart and soul.