One week before its release, Ben Gibbard is giving us the chance to listen to the entirety of his debut solo album Former Lives. The album was recorded at Aaron Espinoza's (of Earlimart) studio The Ship, resulting in twelve tracks and guest appearances from Jon Wurster, Mark Spencer, and Aimee Mann. Stream the album below. When speaking on the album, Gibbard said:
These songs span eight years, three relationships, living in two different places, drinking then not drinking. They're a side story, not a new chapter. Every song I've ever written, my relationship to it has changed over the years. That's not meant to be cagey, it's the absolute truth. With these songs, there's going to be a lot of time between when they were written and when people are finally going to hear them."
Former Lives is out on October 16th via Barsuk.