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Ben Gibbard: Living With Ghosts

The Death Cab for Cutie frontman recently released his first solo album, which he says spans eight years, three relationships and two hometowns' worth of songwriting.

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Fall Music Preview

Preview some of fall's most anticipated new albums from Flying Lotus, Cody ChesnuTT and more.

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Jay Farrar (right) says 90 percent of the words recorded on One Fast Move or I'm Gone with Benjamin Gibbard come straight from Jack Kerouac. Sonari Glinton/NPR hide caption

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