Iron & Wine covers GWAR

We knew that putting a GWAR song on the Undercover list would present a big challenge, because who wants to mess with a band that has developed such a strong following ‘round here and whose songs are so closely linked to their presentation? But we talked Undercover alum Sam Beam—a.k.a. Iron And Wine—into making a special trip to Chicago to play “Sick Of You,” which he chose from the band’s vast catalog (and made his own, as you’ll see). It’s very important that you watch all the way to the end for a special surprise. And important that you know there are actually four separate endings, which come up randomly each time you watch. And that’s the end of A.V. Undercover this year! It was a damn fine one, and the fan-favorite voting will take place sometime soon. Holiday Undercover will launch on December 1. Thanks for watching.

The year in review:

Punch Brothers covered The Strokes
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn covered Europe
Philly Boy Roy covered Styx
Screaming Females covered Taylor Swift
Leighton Meester covered The Cardigans
Sylvan Esso (and Flock Of Dimes) covered Gillian Welch
Flock Of Dimes (and Sylvan Esso) covered Crowded House
They Might Be Giants covered Destiny’s Child
The Minus 5 covered The Runaways
Local H covered Peter Gabriel
Benjamin Booker covered Patsy Cline
La Dispute covered Toadies
Palma Violets covered James
San Fermin covered Stealers Wheel
Josh Rouse covered Blind Melon
Chumped covered The Crystals
Hippo Campus covered ELO
Colin Hay covered The Velvet Underground
Barenaked Ladies covered Phil Collins
J Fernandez covered Enya
Wild Throne covered Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
The Weather Station covered Joy Division
Ceremony covered Oasis
Troubled Hubble covered Howard Jones
Natalie Prass covered Slayer
Mikal Cronin covered The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
GWAR covered Cyndi Lauper
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls covered Beastie Boys
Here We Go Magic covered The Fixx
Iron & Wine covered GWAR