The folks over at The Onion’s entertainment arm The AV Club have launched another round of their Undercover series, in which bands drop in on the site’s Chicago offices and pick a song off a predetermined list to cover live in a very small room. The latest installment finds Rocky Votolato and the members of Matt Pond PA doing a stripped-down take on The Human League’s 1981 synthpop classic “Don’t You Want Me,” which you can check out above.
Still on the AV Club’s list of songs to be covered in the coming months: Gary Numan’s “Cars,” The Clash’s “Janie Jones,” Pixies’ “Gigantic” and Sugar’s “If I Can’t Change Your Mind,” among many others. A new video is posted each week.
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- Video: R.E.M.’s ‘Driver 8′ covered by The Walkmen
- Video: Replacements’ ‘I Will Dare’ covered by Mates of State
- Video: The Cure’s ‘Inbetween Days’ covered by Superchunk
- Video: Wedding Present’s ‘My Favourite Dress’ covered by Patrick Stump
- Video: The Smiths’ ‘A Rush and a Push’ covered by Coheed & Cambria
- Video: The Wedding Present covers the Rolling Stones’ ‘19th Nervous Breakdown’
- Video: Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence’ covered by Maritime
- Video: Ted Leo covers Tears for Fears’ ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’