We thought that Superchunk's "Detroit Has A Skyline" would be one of the last songs to go--and that it would take a particularly rocking band to do it justice. Of the final three songs, it made perfect sense for New York's Cymbals Eat Guitars, who stopped by the office the day before playing a blistering set at Lollapalooza. The band's debut, Why There Are Mountains, came out last year, and it's a raucous collision of Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, and even Cap'n Jazz. Most of those acts were rocking while the CEG guys were still in school; they're still in their early 20s. Cymbals' performance was easily the loudest Undercover yet; thankfully most of our neighbors had gone home when they stopped by.
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"