Watch Ben Gibbard Cover Guided By Voices’ “Tractor Rape Chain”

“Tractor Rape Chain” is one of the most classic songs on Bee Thousand, one of Guided By Voices’ most classic albums. And even though the aesthetic difference between modern-day GBV and modern-day Death Cab For Cutie seems vast, the bands exploded into the national underground within a few years of each other and probably came up playing a lot of the same dive bars. And as Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard demonstrates in a new solo acoustic cover for SiriusXM, the intersection of the two artists’ styles makes some kind of sense. Speed up, slow down, go all around below.

Death Cab’s new Kintsugi is out next week on Atlantic. Stream it here and read our recent Death Cab cover story.