You may recognize three of the four people in today's session as Retribution Gospel Choir, one of A.V. Undercover's earliest participants and bravest re-interpreters of cheesy '80s hits. This time, as Low--which in its current incarnation is all of Retribution Gospel plus singer/drummer Mimi Parker--they've decided to tackle "Africa," the 1982 smash hit by Toto with the, umm, incredibly distinctive lyrics. (Worst offender: "I know that I must do what's right / sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.") They tried to blame me for daring them to try it, but I think you'll agree that Low takes "Africa" and brings something special to it. And if you haven't seen the original video, you owe it to yourself, if only to see a bunch of bad haircuts playing on top of a stack of books. Low's latest album is C'mon, and you should check it out.
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
Crystal Fighters cover “Hooked On A Feeling” just in time for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Dude York covers "Brandy" in honor of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
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