Coheed and Cambria — a band known for their expansive musicianship and ornate compositions, if not their choice in hairstyles — have stripped their song "The Gutter" down to its essential elements with an in-vehicle, a cappella performance of the Unheavenly Creatures cut. Impressively, it was captured on the first take.

Watch the video down toward the bottom of this post.

It's the latest in the segment "Auto-Cappella" from video magazine FreqsTV, wherein host Randy M. Salo challenges artists to "get in the car and sing some of their songs totally a capella," as he laid out in the below clip. That means the band must perform the selections using only their own voices, and without additional accompaniment.

Coheed and Cambria were clearly up to challenge, as shown in the a cappella performance in a car that incorporated the vocals of all four members of the group: frontman Claudio Sanchez, drummer Josh Eppard, guitarist Travis Stever and bassist Zach Cooper. The vehicular session was captured with a Zoom video recorder.

The prog-core band are on tour with Mastodon and Every Time I Die throughout the summer. Later in the year, they'll visit Europe for a series of concerts. See Coheed and Cambria's upcoming U.S. dates after the video.

Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon + Every Time I Die 2019 Tour Dates

May 28 – Louisville, Ky. @ Iroquois Amphitheater
May 29 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
May 31 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca-Cola Roxy
June 1 – Simpsonville, S.C. @ CCNB Amphitheatre
June 2 – Baltimore, Md. @ MECU Pavilion
June 4 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
June 6 – Boston, Mass. @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 7 – New York, N.Y. @ Ford Amphitheater
June 8 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
June 10 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
June 11 – Detroit, Mich. @ Lottery Amphitheatre
June 13 – Council Bluffs, Iowa @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
June 14 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
June 15 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Armory
June 18 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Starlight Theatre
June 19 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
June 20 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Great Saltair
June 22 – Seattle, Wash. @ Marymoor
June 23 – Portland, Ore. @ Theater of the Clouds
June 25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Masonic
June 26 – San Diego, Calif. @ Petco Park
June 28 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
June 29 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
June 30 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
July 2 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater
July 3 – Irving, Calif. @ Toyota Music Factory Pavilion

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