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Ben Gibbard to cover Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque in full

on December 13, 2016, 2:45pm

Photo by Philip Cosores

When discussing Death Cab for Cutie as well as his own solo music, frontman Ben Gibbard is quick to cite Teenage Fanclub as one of his major inspirations. He mentioned the Scottish alt rock greats in a 2012 interview regarding his debut solo album, Former Lives; and while promoting the record at KCRW the following year, Gibbard even covered the band’s Catholic Education cut “Everything Flows”.

Next year, Gibbard will take his love for Teenage Fanclub to the next level: He’ll be covering the band’s third album, 1991’s Bandwagonesque, in its entirety. The forthcoming project is part of Turntable Kitchen’s SOUNDS DELICIOUS vinyl subscription series. Pre-orders have already begun here.

Bandwagonesque is my favorite record by my favorite band of all time,” the Death Cab for Cutie singer noted in a press release. “It came along at a pivotal time in my musical life and I’ve loved it for over 25 years. It’s been such a blast taking these songs apart to see how they work and then putting them back together again.”

Revisit his cover of “Everything Flows” over at KCRW.

In addition to Gibbard’s contributions, Kristin Kontrol (Dum Dum Girls) and members of Titus Andronicus and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are expected to cover Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever; Yumi Zouma will take on Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?; and  Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado will put his spin on the Bruce Springsteen classic Born to Run.

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