Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Screaming Females Cover Taylor Swift
I absolutely love The AV Club's Undercover series. Every season, they come up with a list of songs, and then have bands come in and choose one to perform. Some are pretty natural (Punch Brothers did The Strokes' "Reptilia," which they perform live anyway), but you get great gems like this one. Screaming Females made a return trip and this time around covered Taylor Swift's omnipresent "Shake It Off." I only really know the original because of going to the gym and having a 6 year old daughter, but I think I prefer Screaming Females' version better. It's not quite ironic, but not quite a true tribute. That usually makes the perfect cover. My only wish is that Marissa Paternoster had broken out the guitar a little more.