Brooklyn band The Men already had a grimy version of Devo’s excellent “Gates Of Steel” in its repertoire before Undercover came knocking, but in a beautiful display of rock symmetry, they brought it to us (and to you). The song is from Devo’s 1980 album Freedom Of Choice, a record that’s frequently overshadowed by its massive hit single, “Whip It.” But there’s far more to Devo (and to Freedom, which also includes “Girl U Want” and the killer title track) than “Whip It,” and The Men bring out the rockingest rock side of the source material here. The latest Men album—its fifth since 2010—is Tomorrow’s Hits.
Judah & The Lion bring bluegrass flair to the Foo Fighters’ “Monkey Wrench”
Cloud Nothings deliver a polarizing take on Coldplay's "Clocks"
Xiu Xiu takes on ZZ Top’s “Sharply Dressed Man”
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"
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