Chicago’s AV Club has a new online feature called Undercover, in which 25 of their favorite artists pick a song from a list of classics, then perform it in a small round room. It’s hard to go wrong with such a simple yet excellent concept.
The latest installation features Chapel Hill, NC, indie rock pioneers Superchunk applying their characteristic sound to the Cure’s 1985 track “In Between Days.” Watch below!
With their version, the quartet closely adhere to the original song from Robert Smith and Co.’s sixth studio album, The Head on the Door, but swap its glistening guitars and horn blasts for crunchy guitar riffage and raw power.
“We just all agreed on this one,” says Mac McCaughan of their song choice. Adds bassist Laura Ballance: “This song is the easiest out of the lot. There are very few notes.”
Superchunk are preparing to release Majesty Shredding, their first album in nine years, on September 14 via Merge, the label founded by McCaughan and Ballance.
Watch video of the performance below, and to see Ted Leo and the Pharmacists cover Tears for Fears, Maritime reimagine Depeche Mode, Rise Against rock out to Nirvana, and more, click here.
WATCH: Superchunk cover the Cure’s “In Between Days”
Superchunk covers The Cure