Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service frontman Benjamin Gibbard stopped by The Colbert Report last night to perform tracks from his recent solo LP Former Lives. The humourless singer-songwriter made for an unsurprisingly awkward interview, during which he basically admitted to Colbert that he had no interests aside from music and then ruined the surprise guest! Aimee Mann joined him on stage for a pleasant duet of ‘Bigger Than Love’, and the pair were backed by something of any indie supergroup that included Ted Leo and Mountain Goats/Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster. Gibbard also performed an acoustic solo rendition of album track ‘I’m Building a Fire’ as a web exclusive.
Watch Benjamin Gibbard’s interview with Stephen Colbert below.
Watch Benjamin Gibbard perform ‘Bigger Than Love’ with Aimee Mann below.
Watch Benjamin Gibbard perform ‘I’m Building a Fire’ below.