Iron & Wine performs a folk version of GWAR’s “Sick of You”

Through the ongoing AV Undercover series, there has been artists tackling some unlikely songs. Natalie Prass performed a Slayer classic as a jazzy lounger, Screaming Females turned Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” into a punk anthem, and They Might Be Giants performed ’90s R&B with Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills.”

There is nothing different about this week’s installment with Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam putting his twist on GWAR’s “Sick of You.” Monsters and thrash metal does not really coexist with folk, and somehow Beam still managed to turn the track from Scumdogs of the Universe sound like it was naturally a part of his repertoire.

Iron & Wine is not new to covers. Beam and Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell worked together for a covers album named Sing Into My Mouth. The same can be said about GWAR, who covered Kansas, Billy Ocean, Pet Shop Boys, and Cyndi Lauper for AV Undercover.

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