Watch Screaming Females Play an Epic Punk Cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’
Taylor Swift achieved international stardom by transcending country music and going full-on pop, and really, she could probably do the same with punk music. It's doubtful she'll try (or how well that would actually go), but Screaming Females' intense cover of Swift's "Shake It Off," which you can watch below, is likely about as close as we'll get. Check it out below:
Their rendition of the smash hit single, performed for AV Club's Undercover series, does away with polished pop production in favor of a propulsive drums and bass foundation, atop which singer and guitarist Marissa Paternoster provides her idiosyncratic vocals and occasional guitar strums as the song picks up and finishes in climactic fashion.
This isn't the first time Screaming Females have participated in the Undercover series, which invites artists to perform a song from a carefully selected list: The band previously covered Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy" in 2012.
This also isn't the first time a band has absolutely nailed a cover for AV Club, as just about every rendition in the series' history has been on point, including Mac DeMarco's version of Weezer's "The Sweater Song," and Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars' collaborative cover of Gin Blossoms' "Hey Jealousy."