Listen To Ben Gibbard Go Country On “Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)”

    When one thinks of country music, one does not generally think of the bespectacled, Seattle-rain-drenched Ben Gibbard, but who’s to argue with a singer when they want to try on a new hat? Gibbard does just that on “Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke),” a decidedly twangy new selection from his upcoming solo debut Former Lives, out Oct. 16 via Barsuk. Perhaps Gibbard himself was a cowpoke in a former life? It’s tough to say, but the mariachi-inflected horns and yodeling harmonies suit him well. Mosey on down below and take a listen. [AV Club]