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Our music-video series in which 25 bands cover 25 songs in one small, round room in The A.V. Club office.
It seems fitting that the post-hardcore band Touché Amoré would choose to cover Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy”—the singers in both bands love to deliver personal lyrics that cut to the bone. Touché Amoré’s latest, Stage Four, deals with the death of frontman Jeremy Bolm’s mother from cancer, and it’s a heartbreaking listen. PJ’s 1994 hit “Corduroy” doesn’t cut quite as deep, though it does take a look at the ugly side of fame. Enjoy.
We knew that when Deerhoof agreed to come in for an A.V. Undercover session that we were in for something unusual. Over the years, the San Francisco band has never sat still creatively, veering from punk to experimental to the fully unclassifiable. They didn’t disappoint us, bringing a metallic edge to Adam Ant’s first solo hit, 1982’s “Goody Two Shoes.” Stick around, because half the band surprised us by interpolating another song from the era. If you look closely at Ed Rodriguez’s guitar, you might guess it before it happens. Deerhoof’s latest album is The Magic.