More cover love! Mog user msquared wandered over to Somerville Theatre in Massachusetts last night to catch the David Bazan and Ben Gibbard solo tour. In addition to a song-requesting Ted Leo making his presence felt by bantering with Ben, the Somerville crowd was treated to a Gibbard-and-piano take on “All Apologies.” msquared offers up this vid…

Much as we love that In Utero classic, “Everyone is gay” rightly belongs on this list of ’most outrageous claims in pop music history.’ Anyway, you Death Cab watchers have been writing about some of the new tunes Ben’s been trying on the road; yesterday we had a listen of “Casino Blues,” which it seems Gibbard has in tow most nights this trek. After the jump, some msquared vid of that tune, as well as a fresh newbie piano ballad called “Thin Ice.”


“Thin Ice”

“Casino Blues”

Comments (13)
  1. Jesus H. Christ  |   Posted on May 8th, 2007 0

    Updated the download links, friends. Check it OUT.

  2. For God’s sake, please everyone let Kurt rest in peace.
    This might actually be worse than The Polyphonic Spree covering “Lithium”. Yuck.

  3. Elliot  |   Posted on May 8th, 2007 0

    Yeah that was pretty bad. Ben Gibbard should maybe stick to playing sappy acoustic love ballads.

  4. maude  |   Posted on May 8th, 2007 0

    man i love ted leo.

  5. troo  |   Posted on May 8th, 2007 0

    This is fucking awful.

  6. annie onymous  |   Posted on May 8th, 2007 0

    i liked it!

    ive been way too positive around here lately. i must say something negative…uh…i wanna stab bono in the vocal chords!

    ah, i feel better now.

  7. jose amador  |   Posted on May 8th, 2007 0

    it’s ‘all apologies’ not everyone is gay

  8. giblib  |   Posted on May 8th, 2007 0

    this is ben playing “cath”. i like this new song better.

  9. seth  |   Posted on May 8th, 2007 0

    i’m a big gibbard fan, but i think i’d be pissed if i paid to see a show and got someone playing bad nirvana covers instead. boo.

  10. dflanny  |   Posted on May 8th, 2007 0

    it’s ‘all apologies’ not everyone is gay

    Posted by: jose amador at May 8, 2007 6:19 PM

    Uh, ‘everyone is gay’ is a line in the song, dude

  11. I liked the Nirvana cover, but I must say, the new song “Thin Ice” sounds a bit too much like “Different Names for the Same Place.”

  12. bmckim  |   Posted on May 18th, 2007 0

    i saw it live and it sounded really good, i don’t know why you guys are so negative towards it.

  13. Eric  |   Posted on May 19th, 2007 0

    nirvana is wana of my favorite bands but i like death cab much beter

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