And so it ends... When there were just three tracks left to choose from, New York's The Walkmen were kind enough to commit to performing whatever song was last. It surprised us, too, that R.E.M.'s 1985 classic "Driver 8" wasn't covered sooner in the series. (Maybe the Stipey-ness of it was too daunting.) But here are The Walkmen, ready to nail that snaky guitar and those impenetrable lyrics, including the classic "the power lines have floaters so the airplanes won't get snagged." It just so happens that R.E.M. just released a deluxe edition of the album that contains "Driver 8," the classic Fables Of The Reconstruction. The Walkmen are about to release a classic, too. (Segue!) Lisbon comes out September 14 on Fat Possum. It's been two years in the making, but worth the wait: It's easily one of the best albums of 2010. Oh, and you may have noticed that you can now vote for your favorite five Undercover performances.
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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"