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!
Judah & The Lion bring bluegrass flair to the Foo Fighters’ “Monkey Wrench”
Cloud Nothings deliver a polarizing take on Coldplay's "Clocks"
Xiu Xiu takes on ZZ Top’s “Sharply Dressed Man”
Crying delivers a spirited cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me”
Austra go-goes for broke, covers "Heaven Is A Place On Earth"
Passenger delivers a surprisingly sweet take on ‘No Scrubs’
Lee Fields gives a heartwarming take on Neil Diamond’s “America"
Phantogram channels Courtney Love, kicks off season 8 of A.V. Undercover
Watch The Regrettes' ferocious take on "Fox On The Run"
Pet Symmetry rockets "Come A Little Bit Closer" into space
Close Talker covers "Fox On The Run"
Get hyped for A.V. Undercover with this look at the new season