Monday, May 13, 2019

Ben Gibbard Covers Minor Threat

Photo by Rachel Demy
In today's bizarre cover song news, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service) has covered Minor Threat's "Filler." Personally I'd like to hear a completely faithful Gibbard cover of the straight edge hardcore classic. That's not what this is at all, and it's one of the more interesting covers of the year. The first clue that Gibbard's version of "Filler" is very different is the three minute length, which would be a Grateful Dead level epic for a Minor Threat song. Instead of a blistering hardcore song, it's completely redone as a piano ballad. Does it work as more than a curiosity or novelty? Unsure, but it's certainly interesting.

You can listen to Ben Gibbard cover "Filler" below. For more on Ben Gibbard, check out his website.

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