11/01/2012 12:51 pm ET Updated Nov 01, 2012

Ben Gibbard 'Teardrop Windows': Death Cab Front Man Turns Solo Bad Boy (VIDEO)

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin "Ben" Gibbard released his first-ever solo album, Former Lives in October, and now his transformation is complete. After all, it's fine to be a regular guy when you're part of an indie outfit, but solo artists have to give the people something a little more intriguing. Arrests, public drunkenness, reality shows... they're all standard issue for today's pop stars.

So let us be one of the first to welcome the newly-minted "bad boy" Ben Gibbard. Check him out above in his latest video "Teardrop Windows", directed by the equally mischievous Tom Scharpling. And see the slideshow below for some behind-the-scenes photos of the making of the video by photographer Mindy Tucker.

Don't let those pretty eyes fool you, this guy is all thug now. Sorry, sensitive hipster chicks. He's not for you anymore.



Ben Gibbard, Teardrop Windows