We've had such fine performances from other acoustic acts this year that it seemed like a safe bet to invite The Wood Brothers into the round room. The band--which features Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin & Wood--chose one of the toughest songs on the list, too: Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)." (Fun fact: "P.Y.T." was the sixth single from Thriller, an album that only has nine songs.) Instead of the full dance treatment, The Wood Brothers broke it down to guitar, bass, and "shit-tar," which is a guitar modified for use as a percussion instrument. There may also be cameos, so stick around. The Wood Brothers' latest album is Live Volume One: Sky High. Enjoy.
AV Undercover 2014: Watch the Recap
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"