The second season of Portlandia premieres on IFC tomorrow (watch the first episode here) and last month, stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen toured a music/video/chat variety show around the country to promote it. At their San Francisco performance, local duo Thao + Mirah joined for the finale: a cover of Salt-N-Pepa’s 1986 smash “Push It.” Telekinesis’ Michael Benjamin Lerner plays drums.
All artists involved are no strangers to covers. Fred Armisen (of Saturday Night Live) periodically does things like cover Devo in bars. Carrie Browstein rips through punk covers in Wild Flag. Thao + Mirah struck gold last year with their version of “Love Is a Battlefield.” Telekinesis, for his part, is always covering other bands. Together, the artists just have a blast, as seen in the video below. The sound is blown-out as heck, but we guess that’s all a part of the dream of the ‘90s. Check it out below.
Portlandia premieres Friday on IFC.