The Clientele might not be the obvious choice to cover M.I.A.'s breakthrough hit "Paper Planes," but the relatively gentle British band did right by the song, adding two violins and inviting both their tour manager and a photographer friend to sit in on the Undercover session. Frontman Alasdair MacLean even decided to sneak in a line from a Clientele song, "Since K Got Over Me." The Clientele's latest Merge release is Bonfires On The Heath.
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Wye Oak Covers Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill"
Wild Cub Covers Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love"
Lydia Loveless Covers Echo & The Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon"
The Men Covers Devo's "Gates of Steel"
Howler Covers .38 Special's "Hold On Loosely"
PUP Covers Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)"
Eagulls Covers The Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored"
Hamilton Leithauser Covers John Cougar's "I Need a Lover"
Ben Watt and Bernard Butler Cover Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days"
Real Estate Covers The Cranberries' "Linger"
Courtney Barnett Covers The Breeders' "Cannonball"