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A.V. Undercover

Natalie Prass covers Slayer
About This Episode

Natalie Prass doesn’t seem like the most obvious candidate to cover Slayer’s classic “Raining Blood,” with its lyrics about a “lacerated sky” and “crimson tears.” Then again, Prass’ self-titled debut—which came out earlier this year—does have its share of harrowing emotional moments, though delivered with a robust horn section instead of a crushing guitar. Prass took the song and made it her own, while also paying tribute to a titan of thrash-metal. Enjoy, though that might not be a strong enough word. Buy Natalie Prass’ album right here.

The year so far:

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

The remaining songs:

Beastie Boys, “Sabotage”
Cyndi Lauper, “She Bop”
GWAR, any song
Mighty Mighty Bosstones, “The Impression That I Get”
The Fixx, “One Thing Leads To Another”

  • A.V. Undercover
  • 221 Episodes
  • Undercover: We invite 25 bands into our office to perform a cover song from an ever-dwindling list. The later a band comes in, the fewer songs they have to choose from.