Published Mar 17, 2020Joining in the growing number of artists who are helping music fans self-isolate, Death Cab for Cutie leader Ben Gibbard has announced he will be doing daily livestreams during the coronavirus outbreak.
The series will be appropriately called "Live from Home" and will find Gibbard encouraging social distancing by doing livestreams on Facebook and YouTube daily for "the next few weeks."
They will be streamed live from his home studio and start at 4 p.m. PDT (7 p.m. EDT) each day. He also said he's hoping to take requests and even have some guests stop by — though only "digitally."
See his full Facebook message below and get ready for the first stream to arrive today. You can watch it at the bottom of the page.
As previously reported, Neil Young is also launching his own self-isolation livestream.
I know you are all really freaked out right now. I am too. And while I'm proud that we're all doing the necessary things at the moment to help flatten the curve, I know it has left us all incredibly isolated.
But because we're all going through this nightmare together we are quite literally NOT alone. Our lives and stories are all linked, maybe more now than they have ever been.
Be it with DCFC, Postal Service, or solo I have always been grateful for the honor you have bestowed upon us by choosing to congregate en masse around our music. Some of you have traveled great distances and/or shelled out large sums of money to see us play and that has never been lost on me. So in this crazy and unprecedented time, I'd like to return the favor by coming to YOU.
For the next few weeks I will be playing songs everyday from my home studio. We will be streaming on Facebook at 4pm PST daily. We're still working out the details but I'm hoping to take some requests and maybe even have a guest or two stop by digitally. The first show will be tomorrow. It will assuredly be a little wonky and glitchy but we're gonna do our best.