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Last week, the Vaccines hit Australia’s Triple J radio to cover Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” A classic tune for sure, but nothing too surprising. Their new cover, for BBC’s Live Lounge, gets a little more contemporary. The London quartet takes on Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night,” transforming it into a rock and roll rave-up.

Done with tongues more than a little in cheek, “Last Friday Night” shows the sillier side of the band. Katy Perry’s record-tying hit turns out to be pretty believable as a power-pop number though, lyrics like “That was such an epic fail” aside. The guys chanting “T.G.I.F.” in the background while distorted guitars wail is a real treat. Download the tune below. The BBC says a video will be up soon, so check back here later today for that as well.

MP3: The Vaccines – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (Katy Perry cover)

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