Chrissy and Hawley come from different musical worlds. Chrissy (he’s the guy, perhaps confusingly) has spent the last 20 or so years making and spinning dance music, specifically of the Chicago-bred juke and footwork varieties, under the name Chrissy Murderbot. (His “my year of mixtapes” project could lead you down an incredible music-history rabbit hole.) Hawley is Hawley Shoffner, whose background is far more rock-centric: She leads a band named after her. But when Chrissy decided he needed a vocal foil for a new project, the two Kansas natives found each other, and the result is an electro-pop throwback joy that recalls The Human League. The duo’s self-titled debut came out earlier this year, and they were the perfect act to finish out this year’s A.V. Undercover, considering the final song. Here they are doing Erasure’s “A Little Respect,” originally released in 1988. See you in a few weeks for some holiday songs!
AV Undercover 2014: Watch the Recap
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"