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10 Famous Quotes by Ben Gibbard
8/11/1976 - (Present)
Also Known As:  
Benjamin Gibbard     Death Cab for Cutie
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We've been handed this opportunity where we can make a real dent in popular music that we never would have had before. I think we all believe in what we're doing to such an extent that I want to take that risk. If this doesn't work out, that's fine, but at least we tried it.

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I feel like this is more of an open, optimistic record, but there is a theme of mortality that floats through it. For me, I find myself being more obsessed with destinations and endings over the last couple years, even when something is going really well. I like the idea of having a love song about people dying rather than love songs about walking hand in hand down the sand.

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The luxury of having a larger budget wasn't about spending $100,000 mixing with fancy Hit Factory mixers to get radio songs. But we knew if something wasn't right, we could afford to go back in the studio.

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To set the record straight for the God knows millionth time, we certainly didn't sign to Atlantic just for the money.

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It has recently come to our attention that Apple Computers' new television commercial for the Intel chip features a shot-for-shot recreation of our video for 'Such Great Heights' made by the same filmmakers responsible for the original. We did not approve this commercialization and are extremely disappointed with both parties that this was executed without our consultation or consent.

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I had no idea it was such a big deal. We were touring in Japan beforehand and people kept telling us they were flying from Japan to be at Coachella.

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Nada Surf and Harvey Danger are good bands. I think they've just stayed true to why they play music in the first place, it's just because they love doing it and they love each other and that's the impetus for doing it, not trying to keep singles on the radio and on MTV.

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This is a shoeless town. I don't think I saw one pair of shoes all day. It's all flip flops down here.

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For us, it comes down to word of mouth and slogging it out, and being a good live band.

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It's our hope that this project serves as a model to both labels and bands as a way to grant the directors the type and amount of freedom we've enjoyed in the creation of the music itself.

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