Ben Gibbard to Remake Teenage Fanclub's 'Bandwagonesque' for New Covers Album
Published Dec 13, 2016Have you ever wondered what Teenage Fanclub's 1991 classic Bandwagonesque would sound like if the entire thing was remade by Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard? Probably not. But that isn't stopping the Pacific Northwest indie hero from doing just that.
As part of Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious subscription service, Gibbard is set to cover Teenage Fanclub's high-water mark in its entirety, adding to an already stacked list of projects from the service.
"Bandwagonesque is my favourite record by my favourite band of all time," Gibbard said in a statement [via Stereogum]. "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."
As previously reported, Sounds Delicious will deliver exclusive full-length cover albums on limited-edition vinyl, with one new entry coming to subscribers each month. It follows a successful Kickstarter campaign launched earlier this year.
Also involved in the project are such artists as Yumi Zouma (who are taking on [What's the Story] Morning Glory? by Oasis), the Pains of Being Pure at Heart (covering Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever), Foxygen's Jonathan Rado (doing Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run) and Ava Luna (remaking Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson), among others. And more are still to be announced.
To learn more about the project and to place a pre-order, head here.