May 24, 2013


CHVRCHES Turn Rage Against the Machine Track Into Acoustic Beauty

We geeked out last month when Scottish synth-pop group CHVRCHES covered the Game of Thrones theme song. Now, frontman Lauren Mayberry pulls a 180 and flips Rage Against the Machine's aggro classic "Killing in the Name" into a gorgeous acoustic folk ditty.

Rendering the original version unrecognizable, it's a leer interpretation without the ironic kitsch. No one can replace Zach de la Rocha's screams of "F-ck you, I won't do what you tell me," but Mayberry's earnest delivery makes this one worth listening to.