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Punch Brothers Offer a Frantic Bluegrass Take on the Strokes’ ‘Reptilia’

The Brooklyn band covered the song for the AV Club's Undercover Series

Something about bluegrass covers just tend to work — listen to how easily the Punch Brothers’ hectic, speedy mandolin strumming lends itself to the Strokes’ “Reptilia.” The Brooklyn band headed to Chicago to participate in the AV Club’s Undercover series, and even though they’ve been covering the Room on Fire track for a while before this performance, it was a still a fresh, exciting take on the intense Julian Casablancas-penned track. Watch it above.