Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard Shares 'Ichiro' Baseball Anthem: Listen

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard Shares 'Ichiro' Baseball Anthem: Listen

Ben Gibbard wants to say thanks to Ichiro Suzuki.

The Seattle Mariners right fielder was traded to the New York Yankees on Monday after a 12-year-run, prompting the Pacific Northwest indie rocker to share a song dubbed "Ichiro's Theme."

"I wrote this a few years ago," the Death Cab for Cutie frontman wrote, posting the track on his Soundcloud page. "Today seems like the best day to let you all hear it. Thank you, Ichiro."

The retro-tinged rock track pays homage to the outfielder's base-stealing skills and baseball prowess: "At any given moment, he could completely blow your mind," Gibbard sings. "So don't you take your eye off Ichiro."

Gibbard recently announced his solo debut, "Former Lives," which he'll release as Benjamin Gibbard. The album is due on Oct. 16 on Barsuk, Death Cab's former home before the band jumped to Atlantic for 2005's "Plans."

Hear "Ichiro's Theme" below: