Every Tuesday, the folks at AV Club, a website devoted to pop culture, release a new video of an indie rock band covering a classic tune. To date, acts such as Minus the Bear, Lee Fields, Old 97’s, Passenger, Austra and Fastball have covered tracks by T. Rex, Dolly Parton, Fugazi and Blink-182.
Here t,he group samples the Coldplay tune and then adds a bunch of distortion and random synthesizers to the song, resulting in something that hardly resembles the original track. Yes, those are animal noises.
Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].