Death Cab for Cutie cover Frightened Rabbit’s “Backwards Walk” (listen)
Death Cab for Cutie released their ninth album, Thank You For Today, a couple of weeks ago, and today they've shared a new Spotify Single as well. Death Cab promised the session would be a special one when they recorded it back in June, and it is - along with a new version of single "Gold Rush," they covered former tourmates Frightened Rabbit's "Backwards Walk." It's a lovely version of the song that builds from acoustic guitar and Ben Gibbard's voice to something slightly more atmospheric, and a poignant tribute to Scott Hutchison. Listen to it below.
Scott Hutchison recorded a cover of his favorite Death Cab song at the time, "Different Names for the Same Thing," for Invisible Children at Osheaga in 2011. Watch a video of that below, as well.