What better way to kick off Undercover: Summer Break than with a pair of Chicago institutions? Here, Maps & Atlases—a Chicago band that released its excellent full-length debut, Perch Patchwork, on Barsuk last year—met us at the massive Threadless warehouse. The T-shirt giant’s headquarters is maybe even more fun than you’d expect: They have a basketball court, a grill, and a giant robot. The band absolutely nailed Seals & Crofts’ 1972 hit “Summer Breeze,” and it made us all feel fine. Special thanks to Lance and Colleen at Threadless for hosting the taping!
Mac MacCaughan & Kelly Hogan Cover Jonathan Richman's "That Summer Feeling"
Matmos Covers Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy"
Rick Springfield Covers Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well"
Telekinesis Covers Donovan's "Sunshine Superman"
Ezra Furman Covers Wilco's "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Rogue Wave Covers Duran Duran's "Rio"
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead Covers The Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon"
METZ Covers The Damned's "Neat Neat Neat"
Mac McCaughan & Kelly Hogan Cover Nick Gilder's "Hot Child in the City"
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists Cover The Ramones' "Go Lil' Camaro Go"
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists cover The Ramones
Mac McCaughan and Kelly Hogan cover Nick Gilder