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Growing Up and Alongside (feat. Ben Gibbard)

“Music is a time machine,” says Ben Gibbard, singer and guitarist of Death Cab for Cutie. Just a few bars of a beloved song can be transportative, an instant reminder of another time and place. “And if you've been that in someone's life, you have a responsibility to keep that material alive.” For Ben, that means continuing to honor and perform work from Death Cab for Cutie’s back catalog—some of which he wrote when he was only twenty years old—while constantly pushing the band to new creative heights. On this episode, Ben and Hanif talk about what it is like to live alongside the work we produce, and how our relationship to it changes as we grow up. Music In This Week’s Episode: Here to Forever, Death Cab For Cutie Grandma’s Hands, Bill Withers When You’re Old And Lonely, The Magnetic Fields 20 Something, SZA Bitter with the Sweet, Carole King Introspection, UMI Those Were The Days, Angel Olsen The Lights are Going Out - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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