Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard has introduced The Swift Sessions, a 7″ vinyl that includes unreleased materials taken from two separate periods with Richard Swift, the late singer-songwriter/producer who died final July. It options covers of the Monkees’ “Me and Magdalena” (penned by Gibbard) and Teenage Fanclub’s “The Concept” (which Gibbard has beforehand reworked for his Bandwagonesque full-cover album). Listen to a preview of the “Me and Magdalena” cowl beneath.
The Swift Sessions is a Record Store Day unique, which falls on Saturday, April 13. Net proceeds from the document will go to the Swift household, in addition to the organizations MusiCares and Music Support UK.
“All of us who knew and loved Richard Swift are still reeling from the loss,” Gibbard wrote in a press release. “Thankfully, he left us with a large body of work to remember him by. And while I wish it were under other circumstances, I am beyond proud to share some of the work we did together. He was a brilliant human being the likes of which I have rarely encountered in my career. Rest in Peace, Richard.”