We were excited to see what song Owen Pallett--a.k.a. Final Fantasy, a.k.a. string arranger for Arcade Fire, among others--would choose for Undercover, because pretty much anything was guaranteed to turn out radically different from the original (and gorgeous). He grabbed "Game Of Pricks," from Guided By Voices' classic 1995 album Alien Lanes. Turns out he was a big GBV fan back in the day, but didn't realize until recording this cover that the song features the line, "Weep to water the trees." Pallett's latest album is the terrific Heartland.
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"
Get hyped for A.V. Undercover with this look at the new season