watch Ben Gibbard cover Decemberists on his solo acoustic livestream
Night three of Ben Gibbard's daily solo acoustic livestreams is a wrap, and like on night one (Radiohead) and night two (Joy Division/New Order), Ben did a very cool cover. This time he did one by his longtime friends/collaborators The Decemberists, "Grace Cathedral Hill." After playing the song, Ben said, "Colin if you're out there, I absolutely fucking love that song," and he mentioned that he may have lifted the idea to put a line about a motorbike in "Brothers on a Hotel Bed" (which he also played tonight) from the motorbike line in "Grace Cathedral Hill."
Ben also did a bunch of Death Cab songs tonight, including an especially gorgeous piano version of "Soul Meets Body." Watch his full set and see the setlist below.
Tune back in Friday (3/20) at 7 PM ET for another livestreamed solo acoustic Ben Gibbard set.
Day three setlist
St. Peter's Cathedral (Death Cab for Cutie song)
Photobooth (Death Cab for Cutie song)
405 (Death Cab for Cutie song)
Little Wanderer (Death Cab for Cutie song)
Brothers on a Hotel Bed (Death Cab for Cutie song)
Soul Meets Body (Death Cab for Cutie song)
Talking Bird (Death Cab for Cutie song)
60 & Punk (Death Cab for Cutie song)
Grace Cathedral Hill (The Decemberists cover)
Broken Yolk In Western Sky
The Sound of Settling (Death Cab for Cutie song)