Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard Shares Heartbreaking Minor Threat Cover

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard Shares Heartbreaking Minor Threat Cover
Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is mostly associated with a very specific era of a very specific kind of indie rock, but that doesn't mean he can't let his love of hardcore punk shine through. The performer has shared a cover of Minor Threat's classic "Filler," and he's certainly put his own spin on it in the process.

The song, which was originally released in 1981 and featured the throat-shredding yelps of one Ian MacKaye, has been reimagined as a sparse piano ballad. It's really quite beautiful!

Gibbard shared the song on SoundCloud with the following caption:

I covered this only once at a solo show in D.C. in 2012. I felt like recording and sharing it today. enjoy!

xo
Ben


Listen to his full Minor Threat cover below.