watch Ben Gibbard cover Bjork’s “All Is Full of Love”
Tonight was the last weekly edition of Ben Gibbard's solo acoustic livestreams, but the streams aren't going away for good, they're just going to be "slightly less frequent" going forward. As for when the next one is, Ben says, "can't say when but it won't be too long." Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, this last weekly stream had a setlist entirely curated by Ben's wife Rachel Demy, and it included plenty of Death Cab For Cutie faves, The Postal Service's "This Place Is A Prison," Ben's just-released solo single "Proxima B" (which comes backed by a Minor Threat cover), and, to end the set, a cover of Bjork's Homogenic classic "All Is Full of Love." Ben reworked the 1997 original to sound like a song he himself could've written, and it's a real treat to hear him give such a well-executed, drastic makeover to such an iconic song. Watch the whole set below. The Bjork cover starts at the 51:54 mark.
Each of Ben's streams benefit a different cause, and this one benefited Northwest Film Forum, "a Seattle non-profit that offers educational workshops + artist services for media makers of all skill levels as well as presents hundreds of films, community events, performances, and public discussions each year." You can still donate via Venmo (@BenGibbardLiveFromHome).
Ben is also performing on the just-announced All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief livestream on June 7, which also features Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and other artists with roots in Seattle.
While you wait for whenever the next Ben Gibbard stream may be, you can watch all of his previous streams (and see the setlists) here.
St. Peter's Cathedral (Death Cab for Cutie song)
Expo '86 (Death Cab for Cutie song)
Brothers on a Hotel Bed (Death Cab for Cutie song)
Your Bruise (Death Cab for Cutie song)
No Room in Frame (Death Cab for Cutie song)
This Place Is a Prison (The Postal Service song)
Champagne From a Paper Cup (Death Cab for Cutie song)
405 (Death Cab for Cutie song)
All Is Full of Love (Björk cover)