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Ben Gibbard Reminisces About Seattle in Budweiser ‘Made in America’ Video

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is opening up about his hometown of Seattle, Wash., for Budweiser’s new ‘Made in America’ documentary, which explores the local music scene of cities all across the country through the eyes of musicians from each area.

“Seattle keeps you humble in a very unique way,” he explains earnestly in the video. “And that’s something I’ve always loved about the city.”

Gibbard, who also rocks out as one-half of the Postal Service, grew up in Bremerson, a town that was just a ferry away from the bigger city of Seattle.

“When the boat came around the inlet and I saw Seattle, I was like, ‘That’s where I wanna be. I’m gonna live there someday,’” he revealed.

And indeed he did, absorbing the local music scene like a sponge, checking out local acts like Mudhoney, Flop, Hazel, Hammerbox and Tree People.

But Gibbard’s also still tuned into current Seattle bands like Taco Cat, who describe the changes they’ve seen in the local music scene over the years: “I feel like it’s the best it’s ever been,” they reveal. “A lot more women in the scene now … younger women making music. [We] love that in any capacity.”

And if you’re ever in the Seattle area, Gibbard recommends that you check out these classic record stores: Easy Street and Sonic Boom.

“We still take great pride from being a Seattle band,” he says. “I think wherever you spend your formative years, creatively, will be very close to your heart.”

Watch Ben Gibbard talk about his love for Seattle in the video above.

This post was created in partnership with Budweiser.

Next: Listen to Death Cab for Cutie's 'You Are a Tourist'

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