Covering Gibbard

The genius that is Ben Gibbard has no end. Whether you're listening to All-Time Quarterback, Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service or any of his solo ventures, you are sure to be stunned and pleased; and his genius does not go unnoticed either. Today I'm throwing out three songs written by Ben Gibbard and then three excellent covers. Enjoy!

First is an unlikely cover from The Shins. Released on the Such Great Heights single, "We Will Become Silhouettes," The Shins put an amazing spin on an already great song. Listen for the blues riff in the bridge, it's sick...
The Postal Service - "We Will Become Silhouettes"
The Shins - "We Will Become Silhouettes"

Next up is a song from their last album, Plans, called "Soul Meets Body." Someone brought this to my attention from a girl from Waukesha, Wisconsin. She covers Ben Gibbard so beautifully, sometimes I prefer this one to the original.
Death Cab For Cutie - "Soul Meets Body"
Rose Polenzani - "Soul Meets Body"

Last, but definitely not least, is one of my favorite covers of all, and it's from my good friend David Nyman. He sent me this cover of Transatlanticism at about four in the morning and, even when sleep-deprived, Nyman made this song his own. Brilliant.
Death Cab For Cutie - "Transatlanticism"
David Nyman - "Transatlanticism"

***Also: Here is a video of David Nyman getting hit in the balls

1 Responses to “Covering Gibbard”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I like that David Nyman cover
    I think he's such a swell guy and it's too bad he had to get hit in his genitals

    it's a true shame...  

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