By Kyle Anderson
November 01, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard’s solo debut Former Lives is one of the prettiest, most elegantly constructed indie records of the season. It doesn’t stray far from what people are used to hearing from him, which may be why he has taken it upon himself to lampoon his image in the new, sharply funny video for “Teardrop Windows.”

The clip, which co-stars comedian and Bunk host Kurt Braunohler, finds Gibbard looking to reinvent himself for the sake of selling a few more copies of Former Lives. But of course, in his particularly wry way, Gibbard can’t help but be a sweet guy.

Former Lives is in stores now, and Gibbard’s tour for the album kicks off tonight in Minneapolis. Check out the tour dates, as well as the exclusive premiere of the video for “Teardrop Windows,” below.

Benjamin Gibbard Tour Dates:

Thu Nov 01 – Minneapolis MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women’s Club

Fri Nov 02 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre

Sun Nov 04 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater

Mon Nov 05 – New York, NY @ Town Hall

Wed Nov 07 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre

Thu Nov 08 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Sat Nov 10 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom

Sun Nov 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

Tue Nov 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Wed Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell

Fri Nov 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

Sat Nov 17 – Seattle, WA @ Washington Hall

Sun Nov 18 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom

Thu Nov 29  – Hamburg, Germany @ Kulurkirche Köln

Fri Nov 30  – Berlin, Germany @ Passionskirche

Mon Dec 03  – London, United Kingdom @ Union Chapel

Tue Dec 04  – Brussels, Belgium @ ORANGERIE

Wed Dec 05  – Paris, France @ Café de la Danse

What do you think of the video? Let us know in the comments!


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