Tokyo Police Club covers Wheatus

Tokyo Police Club covers Wheatus

Tokyo Police Club was the second-to-last band to participate in Undercover’s very first year: Back in 2010, they covered Billy Squier’s “Everybody Wants You” for us. (What a riff, people.) They returned, older and wiser but no less energetic, to tackle the only hit by Wheatus, 2000’s inescapable “Teenage Dirtbag.” Our Canadian pals aren’t the only ones who’ve been attracted to the song in the past couple of years: Teen-pop sensations One Direction have been covering it live as well. Tokyo Police Club’s latest album is this year’s poptastic Forcefield. Wheatus is still at it, too—the band recently released The Valentine LP. Here’s where we’ve been and where we’re going with this year’s Undercover:

Wye Oak covered Kate Bush

Wild Cub covered Beyonce

Lydia Loveless covered Echo & The Bunnymen

The Men covered Devo

PUP covered Buzzcocks

Eagulls covered The Stone Roses

The Coathangers covered The Go-Go’s

Pet Shop Boys, “West End Girls”

Breeders, “Cannonball”

Arrested Development, “Tennessee”

The Jam, “A Town Called Malice”

Stone Temple Pilots, “Plush”

Mountain Goats, “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton”

TV On The Radio, “Wolf Like Me”

Big Country, “In A Big Country”

Asia, “Heat Of The Moment”

Cranberries, “Linger”

Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk”

John Cougar, “I Need A Lover”

Squeeze, “Tempted”

T’Pau, “Heart & Soul”

Elvis Costello, “Alison”

Pulp, “Babies”

Green Day, “When I Come Around”

Yes, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

Rush, “Limelight”

PJ Harvey, “O Stella”

Wang Chung, “Dance Hall Days”