We were fairly certain that Starship's 1985 smash hit "We Built This City" would be one of the final songs picked for the debut season of A.V. Undercover, but Cursive proved us wrong. Nebraska's favorite sons attacked the song, making it their own. (In an alternate take, singer Tim Kasher sang "balls-deep in the hoopla" rather than the original's "knee-deep.") Associate editor Kyle Ryan can be seen in the video running the strobe light, an effect Cursive insisted on. The band's latest album is the excellent Mama, I'm Swollen.
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Chrissy And Hawley cover Erasure's "A Little Respect"
GWAR salutes AC/DC with some very special Election Day guests
Touché Amoré covers Pearl Jam's "Corduroy"
Deerhoof covers Adam Ant's "Goody Two Shoes"
Luna covers Motörhead's "Killed By Death"
The Wombats cover Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris"
PWR BTTM covers Counting Crows' "Mr. Jones"
Trashcan Sinatras play “Weightlifting"
Trashcan Sinatras cover Wye Oak's "Holy Holy"
Brass Bed covers Van Halen's "Why Can't This Be Love"
Bully covers Sum 41's "Fat Lip"