¡All-Time Quarterback!

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¡All-Time Quarterback!
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Background information
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1997–2002
Labels Elsinor Records
Barsuk Records

¡All-Time Quarterback! is a one-off side project begun by Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard, in the spring of 1997. A series of recordings resulted in two lo-fi EPs (¡All-Time Quarterback! and The Envelope Sessions) on Elsinor Records, which was documenting the Bellingham, Washington music scene. A small tour occurred to support the releases. Gibbard went back to Death Cab for Cutie to record their second album. The song "Underwater!", from The Envelope Sessions, was later re-recorded by Death Cab for Cutie for a 7" single on Sub Pop. In 2002, with both original releases out-of-print, Barsuk Records released the All-Time Quarterback album on CD. The album contains the best of both releases, along with an outtake from the original EP sessions and a video for "Plans Get Complex" (which was shot in a variety of locations across London, including Regent Street and a London Underground train).


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