Listen: Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard reworks Minor Threat’s ‘Filler’ into a piano-based ballad

An intimate rendition of the speaker-destroying track

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard has just dropped a new cover of Minor Threat’s “Filler,” which sees the artist reworking the hardcore punk tune into a piano-driven ballad.

Gibbard’s cover of the opening track of Minor Threat’s debut EP takes the original speaker-destroying tune and transforms it into a tender, intimate slowly building track. The cover revolves around a sparse piano line and Gibbard’s raspy, quivering vocals as he sings lines like, “You’re full of shit.” “I covered this only once at a solo show in D.C. in 2012,” Gibbard wrote on SoundCloud. “I felt like recording and sharing it today. enjoy.”

Listen to Ben Gibbard’s cover of “Filler” and Minor Threat’s original below.