The AV Club is an interesting web site that does a lot of things, one of which is the Undercover Project each year, in which a band covers a song by a different band. As soon as a band covers a song, it is removed from the list of songs to be covered. One of the choices this year was the They Might Be Giants song Birdhouse In Your Soul, which was covered by Titus Andronicus. Some folks didn’t like that version, but many did, including John Flansburgh, who dragged his band into the studio to cover yet another song on the Undercovered list, Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping. If you didn’t already know, John’s band is They Might Be Giants. There were a ton of other great bands doing covers there as well (what a surprise). Another kick ass song from a great band is Whirring from The Joy Formidable; Enjoy!
They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba