The Envelope Sessions is the second release from Ben Gibbard's solo project ¡All-Time Quarterback!. The tape was a limited release on Elsinor Records and is now out of print. Tracks from this tape were later taken and put together with the ¡All-Time Quarterback! EP and re-released by Barsuk records on the ¡All-Time Quarterback! album. The tracks "Don't Touch the Tape," "Lullaby, Lullaby," "Dig It!" and "Stark Mobile" were excluded from the re-release.
Ben recorded these songs straight to walkman, accompanied only by a toy guitar. The track "Underwater!" went on to become a Death Cab For Cutie song, released on 7" inch as part of the Sub Pop Singles Club in March 2000.
- "Don't Touch the Tape"
- "Sock Hop"
- "Lullaby, Lullaby"
- "Dig It!"
- "Stark Mobile"
- "Factory Direct"
- "Empire State"
Ben Gibbard: Toy guitar, vocals.
The Envelope Sessions were written June 3–5, & 7, 1999 and recorded live onto a Sony Walkman.