Peter, Bjorn and John’s 2006 hit “Young Folks” is one of the catchiest indie songs of the past five years. The whistle-happy story of girl meets boy seems like it’s appeared in every commercial, movie trailer, college student’s mix tape and grocery store playlist since it was first featured on the Swedish band’s breakthrough album Writer’s Block. It’s also been covered from everyone from British pop band The Kooks to British soft rock singer James Blunt.
Now it seems like not only the Brits have fallen in love with“Young Folks”; but Californian pop band Jack’s Mannequin and Boston natives Guster recently gave their own take on the melodic mega-hit. The roadmates posted a live version of their cover of the tune at Baltimore’s Pier 6 venue at Inner Harbor Sunday night. While there is limited whistling (the trademark of the Swede’s track), the bands make a poppy tune into a song fit for a stadium sing-along worth listening to.