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The Kills Menacingly Strip Down Rihanna’s ‘Desperado’ for SiriusXM

'Ash & Ice' is in stores now

The Kills are known for their scorched-earth brand of electro-rock burners — their new record Ash & Ice comfortably follows suit — but today they’ve stripped their aesthetic back significantly for a gritty cover of Rihanna’s ANTI standout “Desperado.” Lead singer Alison Mosshart guides the rendition over Jamie Hince’s vibrating acoustic guitar, and the end result is something utterly mesmerizing in its rawness. Hear it below.