Bluegrass giants the Punch Bothers appear to cover every genre except one: bluegrass. They’ve covered the White Stripes, Wilco, and Radiohead in recent years and continue their left-field picks with a wildly reimagined take on Tame Impala’s “Let It Happen” for Spotify.
While many niche-genre bands (bluegrass, polka, etc) seem to cover pop or indie-rock hits for novelty and crossover effect, the Punch Brothers always find songs that genuinely work in their style, well-known or not. For Radiohead, they didn’t tackle “Creep” or “Karma Police,” but “Packt Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box” – hardly the best choice for the band’s SEO.
With Tame Impala, they pick a comparatively obvious select with the first single off the band’s last album (2015’s Currents). But one thing hasn’t changed: it works so well in Chris Thile and co’s style that you’ll forget the original, even if you know it. Stream Punch Brothers’ “Let It Happen” below.
Hear many more Punch Brothers covers, including those mentioned above, here.