Midnight in a Perfect World: Ben Gibbard

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Although best known as the lead singer behind seminal Pacific Northwest bands Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard also possesses a deep record collection, spurred by his passion for timeless pop and Krautrock gems that date back to the 60s. Expertly curating a 17-song all-vinyl set for KEXP, Ben Gibbard the DJ gets a moment in the spotlight on Midnight In A Perfect World to share some of the finest underground psych-pop, garage-rock, and Krautrock tracks of the last 50 years.

Ben GibbardIntro
Parsley SoundEase Yourself and Glide
Mama CassCalifornia Earthquake
Slapp HappyBlue Flower
Stealing SheepRearrange
Alex ChiltonHey Little Child
The CymbalineMatrimonial Fears
Emitt RhodesWith My Face On The Floor
The DoversWhat Am I Gonna Do?
The CliqueSuperman
Rockin' HorseBiggest Gossip In Town
Yoko OnoWaiting For The Sunrise
Honeybus(Do I Figure) In Your Life
Colin BlunstoneCarolina Goodbye
Prefab SproutBonny
EurythmicsTake Me To Your Heart
The Beach BoysAll I Wanna Do
Popol VuhLetzte Tage - Letzte Nächte
Ben GibbardInterview / Outro

Midnight in a Perfect World, KEXP's weekly hour-long guest DJ show, airs Fridays at midnight. This multi-genre program features eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJ’s, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend.

Thanks to New Belgium Brewing for their support.

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