Now in its fifth series, A.V. Undercover from the A.V. Club has churned out some memorable performances over the years. Although the break was a little longer than usual this time, this next batch of songs should add plenty more to a growing list of interesting combinations. There’s some low-hanging fruit out there, with oft-covered greats like TV on the Radio’s “Wolf Like Me” and Mountain Goats’ “The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton”, but there are going to be some tricky ones too, like Arrested Development’s seminal “Tennessee,” and the Go-Go’s dated “We Got the Beat”.
Most recently, Nashville-based rockers Wild Cub jumped right into a tough song to cover: Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love”. Just last week we heard a great lo-fi cover of the song done by Sea Oleena, and if you are looking for something to take up the middle ground between that one and the original, Wild Cub’s got your back. The trio’s electronica-tinged, slow-burner has a strong ’80s influence and lead singer Keegan DeWitt’s distorted vocals bring something unexpected to the track. Check it out below and look for more from A.V. Underground each week.