Hear Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard Cover Teenage Fanclub’s “The Concept”

Benjamin Gibbard has never shied away from professing his love for Teenage Fanclub’s album Bandwagonesque. But now, as an ultimate tribute, the singer is taking that love to the next level by covering the band’s 1991 album song for song.  “Bandwagonesque is my favorite record by my favorite band of all time,” the Death Cab for Cutie frontman noted. “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.” The upcoming project will be available on July 28 and is part of Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious Vinyl subscription series.  “Turntable Kitchen approached me last summer about being part of their Sounds Delicious Vinyl series and I was excited about the idea of covering an album in its entirety,” says Gibbord.

As a bonus, the vinyl release will also include an exclusive 7″ featuring covers of Alex Chilton’s “Free Again” and Beat Happening’s “Bad Seeds,” both of which were covered by Teenage Fanclub on a 7” that came out soon after the band released Bandwagonesque.  The album will be also available digitally following its limited edition release.

You can now watch the animated video for Gibbard’s cover of Teenage Fanclub’s song “The Concept”, located above.

“I was thrilled and extremely flattered when I heard that Ben Gibbard had decided to cover Bandwagonesque in its entirety,” says Teenage Fanclub founding member Norman Blake. “Needless to say that the reimagining of the album by this very talented fella is both inventive and deftly executed. Thanks Ben.”


The Concept
What You Do to Me
I Don’t Know
Star Sign
Metal Baby
Pet Rock
Guiding Star
Is This Music?

Vinyl release includes bonus 7″ w/ covers of Alex Chilton’s “Free Again” and Beat Happening’s “Bad Seeds”