It's not often--never, to be exact--that we have Oscar winners in our office, but we were thrilled that Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a.k.a. The Swell Season, agreed to stop by and cover Neutral Milk Hotel's "Two-Headed Boy" for Undercover. The duo has been riding an incredible wave since starring together in the film Once, for which they won the Best Original Song Oscar in 2008. They brought a full band to rock through the song, and even added something extra at the end--a bit of Neutral Milk's "The King Of Carrot Flowers Pts. 2-3." After they left our little room, The Swell Season headed out to a sold-out concert at Ravinia, then flew to a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl and an appearance on The Tonight Show. All in all, a pretty good week.
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