The guys in Death Cab For Cutie have been playing this song live for a while now, so it only makes sense that they'd finally record it in studio. The Seattle natives are touring in support of their most recent effort, Codes And Keys, and just stopped by BBC Radio's Maida Vale studios in the U.K. to perform their rendition of Ride's “Twisterella.”
If you aren't familiar, Ride were a part of the early U.K. shoegaze period in the late 80s. They never quite made it big, though founding member Andy Bell did go on to be part of one of the more significant British bands of the 90s, Oasis. Before recording the session, Ben Gibbard spoke highly of the 80s Brit rock movement, and on Ride's influence on DCFC.
Ironically, their interpretation of “Twisterella” removes all of the shoegaze and Brit pop elements located on the original, and make it sound pretty much like a Death Cab song. Listen to it below.
Death Cab For Cutie - "Twisterella"