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A.V. Undercover

The Clientele covers M.I.A.

A gentle British band tackles M.I.A.'s breakthrough, "Paper Planes."

About This Episode

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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  • A.V. Undercover
  • 217 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.