This week we're taking a break from the regular Undercover list to offer up the ol' Seventh Inning Stretch—baseball-related cover songs, one by Houndmouth and this one by Basia Bulat. Perhaps you'll remember Bulat from the old Undercover room, where she covered Ted Leo's "Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?" Here, she tackled Bruce Springsteen's classic "Glory Days" with the help of an instrument you don't see every day called the pianoette, a.k.a. hammered harp. Her voice and the sound of the harp bring a new dimension to what's really a pretty sad, cynical song. (And beautiful, don't forget beautiful.)
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Wye Oak Covers Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill"
Wild Cub Covers Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love"
Lydia Loveless Covers Echo & The Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon"
The Men Covers Devo's "Gates of Steel"
Howler Covers .38 Special's "Hold On Loosely"
PUP Covers Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)"
Eagulls Covers The Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored"
Hamilton Leithauser Covers John Cougar's "I Need a Lover"
Ben Watt and Bernard Butler Cover Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days"
Real Estate Covers The Cranberries' "Linger"
Courtney Barnett Covers The Breeders' "Cannonball"