Arcade Fire Take Barack Obama Bobblehead to Fugazi's 'Waiting Room'

Montrealers and Presidential impostor do D.C. punk

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Colin Joyce

There's only nine dates left on Arcade Fire's Reflektor tour, which leaves only a few more chances to show off their knowledge of the famous local acts of each city they pass through. Sunday night however, the Montreal crew stopped off in Washington, D.C. and thus had a wealth of choices for their cover of the day. Rather than take on a Wale song, the band went the D.C. punk route, playing a rendition of Fugazi's "Waiting Room." You can watch their lilting take on the track above, via Consequence of Sound, and be sure to note the giant Barack Obama caricature bobbling along to every note. 

For more recent Arcade Fire covers check out Neil Young in Winnipeg, Nirvana in Washington, Dead Kennedys in Los Angeles, and the Smiths in London

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