It makes sense that ZZ Ward chose Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You" from this year's Undercover list; after all, her Eleven Roses mixtape featured nods to Tyler The Creator, Childish Gambino, and Freddie Gibbs—she's familiar with smoothness and hip-hop. Covering the song is no simple feat, but Ward and her band do it soulful justice. Ward's debut album, Til The Casket Drops, came out late last year. and she'll appear at Sasquatch this year, along with a bunch of other festivals. Full dates can be found here.
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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"