After 17 years and eight albums, Ben Gibbard can discuss his band Death Cab for Cutie with candor and security. The 39-year-old frontman understands his group's legacy and audience, and feels grateful for both.
"I think that there's less at stake with every record that we make," Gibbard said on the phone last week from his Seattle home. "We built a body of work that some people are very connected to, so when we show up in their town or we put a record out, there's an audience there waiting for that, which is really great."
Still, Gibbard — who comes to the area Sunday when Death Cab for Cutie headlines