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A.V. Undercover

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A.V. Undercover
GenreLive music
Created byThe A.V. Club
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes311 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time2–10 minutes
Original release
ReleaseMarch 9, 2010 (2010-03-09) –
present

A.V. Undercover is an American live music web series created by The A.V. Club, distributed on their website. The series premiered on March 16, 2010,[1] going into an extended hiatus after the 8th season in 2017. It was revived for a 9th season in June 2024.[2]

The concept of the show is that each season, a list of 25 songs is compiled. Bands are then invited to choose a song to cover.[3] Once a song has been played, it gets crossed off the list. The later a band comes on, the fewer songs they have to choose from. In the first season, The A.V. Club staff picked the songs.[4] In the remaining seasons, readers of The A.V. Club voted for them.[5] At the end of a season, there was an online vote for the favorite video.[6]

In between season, there were mini seasons of Holiday Undercover (where each artist chose a song with a holiday theme)[7][8] and Summer Break,[9] where artists covered "songs having to do with summer".[10]

In 2010, NPR selected "Wye Oak Covers the Kinks" as one of "Five Great Cover Songs from 2010 (So Far)".[11] It was a 2011 Honoree for a Webby.[12]

All episodes have since been deleted from YouTube.[citation needed]

The song that plays during the introduction is "Someone Has to Die" by Maritime.[citation needed]

Episodes

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SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
128March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)November 17, 2010 (2010-11-17)
211November 30, 2010 (2010-11-30)December 30, 2010 (2010-12-30)
328March 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)September 14, 2011 (2011-09-14)
47July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
510November 21, 2011 (2011-11-21)December 21, 2011 (2011-12-21)
628March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
77July 31, 2012 (2012-07-31)August 16, 2012 (2012-08-16)
828March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
911July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)August 9, 2013 (2013-08-09)
104December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)December 23, 2013 (2013-12-23)
1132May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08)December 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)
124December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)December 30, 2014 (2014-12-30)
1333April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)November 25, 2015 (2015-11-25)
144December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22)
1536February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11)December 5, 2016 (2016-12-05)
165October 17, 2016 (2016-10-17)November 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)
173December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)December 20, 2016 (2016-12-20)
184May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)May 11, 2017 (2017-05-11)
1926May 15, 2017 (2017-05-15)November 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)
20TBAJuly 17, 2024 (2024-07-17)TBA

Season 1 (2010)

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No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
11"Introduction to A.V. Undercover"TBATBATBAMarch 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
22"Ted Leo and the Pharmacists cover Tears for Fears"Ted Leo and the Pharmacists"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for FearsJames Canty, Marty Key, Ted Leo, Chris WilsonMarch 16, 2010 (2010-03-16)
33"Fruit Bats cover Hall & Oates"Fruit Bats"One on One" by Hall & OatesGraeme Gibson, Eric D. Johnson, Ron Lewis, Chris Sherman, Sam WagsterMarch 23, 2010 (2010-03-23)
44"Alkaline Trio covers Archers of Loaf"Alkaline Trio"Web in Front" by Archers of LoafDan Andriano, Matt SkibaMarch 30, 2010 (2010-03-30)
55"Cursive covers Starship"Cursive"We Built This City" by StarshipTim Kasher, Matt Maginn, Patrick Newbery, Cully SymingtonApril 6, 2010 (2010-04-06)
66"Justin Townes Earle covers Bruce Springsteen"Justin Townes Earle"Atlantic City" by Bruce SpringsteenJustin Townes EarleApril 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
77"Retribution Gospel Choir covers the Beach Boys"Retribution Gospel Choir"Kokomo" by the Beach BoysSteve Garrington, Eric Pollard, Alan SparhawkApril 20, 2010 (2010-04-20)
88"Maritime covers Depeche Mode"Maritime"Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche ModeDavey von Bohlen, Dan Didier, Dan Hinz, Justin KlugApril 27, 2010 (2010-04-27)
99"The Clientele covers M.I.A."The Clientele"Paper Planes" by M.I.A.Mel Draisey, James Hornsey, Mark Keen, Alasdair MacLean, feat. Kristina Feldmann, Heather McIntoshMay 4, 2010 (2010-05-04)
1010"Ben Folds cover Elliott Smith"Ben Folds"Say Yes" by Elliott SmithBen FoldsMay 11, 2010 (2010-05-11)
1111"Wye Oak cover the Kinks"Wye Oak"Strangers" by the KinksAndy Stack, Jenn Wasner, feat. Jonathan MeiburgMay 18, 2010 (2010-05-18)
1212"Motion City Soundtrack covers Pavement"Motion City Soundtrack"Cut Your Hair" by PavementJoshua Cain, Jesse Johnson, Justin Pierre, Matthew Taylor, Tony ThaxtonMay 25, 2010 (2010-05-25)
1313"the Wedding Present covers the Rolling Stones"the Wedding Present"19th Nervous Breakdown" by the Rolling StonesTerry de Castro, David Gedge, Charlie Layton, Graeme RamseyJune 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
1414"Owen Pallett covers Guided by Voices"Owen Pallett"Game of Pricks" by Guided by VoicesOwen PallettJune 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)
1515"The Antlers cover Pink Floyd"The Antlers"Wish You Were Here" by Pink FloydDarby Cicci, Michael Lerner, Peter SilbermanJune 15, 2010 (2010-06-15)
1616"Rise Against covers Nirvana"Rise Against"Sliver" by NirvanaBrandon Barnes, Zach Blair, Tim McIlrath, Joe PrincipeJune 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
1717"Frightened Rabbit covers the Lemonheads"Frightened Rabbit"Confetti" by the LemonheadsScott HutchisonJune 29, 2010 (2010-06-29)
1818"Clem Snide covers Journey"Clem Snide"Faithfully" by JourneyEef Barzelay, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Ben MartinJuly 6, 2010 (2010-07-06)
1919"Coheed And Cambria covers the Smiths"Coheed And Cambria"A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours" by the SmithsClaudio Sanchez, Travis SteverJuly 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
2020"Patrick Stump covers the Wedding Present"Patrick Stump"My Favorite Dress" by the Wedding PresentPatrick StumpJuly 20, 2010 (2010-07-20)
2121"Superchunk covers the Cure"Superchunk"In Between Days" by the CureLaura Ballance, Mac McCaughan, Jim Wilbur, Jon WursterJuly 27, 2010 (2010-07-27)
2222"Mates Of State cover the Replacements"Mates Of State"I Will Dare" by the ReplacementsKori Gardner, Jason Hammel, feat. Todd Barry, John Panos, Kenji ShinawagaAugust 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)
2323"The Swell Season covers Neutral Milk Hotel"The Swell Season"Two-Headed Boy" by Neutral Milk HotelRob Bochnik, Joseph Doyle, Glen Hansard, Graham Hopkins, Marketa IrglovaAugust 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)
2424"Cymbals Eat Guitars cover Superchunk"Cymbals Eat Guitars"Detroit has a Skyline" by SuperchunkJoseph D'Agostino, Brian Hamilton, Matthew Miller, Matt WhippleAugust 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
2525"Tokyo Police Club covers Billy Squier"Tokyo Police Club"Everybody Wants You" by Billy SquierGreg Alsop, Josh Hook, David Monks, Graham WrightAugust 24, 2010 (2010-08-24)
2626"The Walkmen cover R.E.M."The Walkmen"Driver 8" by R.E.M.Matt Barrick, Peter Bauer, Hamilton Leithauser, Paul Maroon, Walter MartinAugust 31, 2010 (2010-08-31)
2727"Vote and watch the re-cap"TBA"TBAAugust 31, 2010 (2010-08-31)
2828"Headlights covers XTC"Headlights"Making Plans for Nigel" by XTCErin Fein, Brett Sanderson, Tristan Wraight, Nick SanbornNovember 17, 2010 (2010-11-17)

Holiday Undercover (2010)

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No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
291"The Walkmen cover Holiday Road"The Walkmen"Holiday Road" by Lindsey BuckinghamTBANovember 30, 2010 (2010-11-30)
302"Brendan Benson covers Merry Xmas Everybody"Brendan Benson"Merry Xmas Everybody" by SladeTBADecember 2, 2010 (2010-12-02)
313"Kate Nash covers Merry Xmas Everybody"Kate Nash"Merry Xmas Everybody" by SladeTBADecember 7, 2010 (2010-12-07)
324"Andrew W.K. covers 'Silent Night'"Andrew W.K."Silent NightTBADecember 8, 2010 (2010-12-08)
335"Andrew W.K. ft. Rodney the Mailman covers 'Silent Night'"Andrew W.K."Silent NightTBADecember 8, 2010 (2010-12-08)
346"Shearwater covers Randy Newman"Shearwater"God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)" by Randy NewmanTBADecember 13, 2010 (2010-12-13)
357"Dresden Dolls cover Neutral Milk Hotel"Dresden Dolls"Two Headed Boy" by Neutral Milk HotelTBADecember 15, 2010 (2010-12-15)
368"Fran Healy covers Joni Mitchell"Fran Healy"River" by Joni MitchellTBADecember 21, 2010 (2010-12-21)
379"The Music Tapes covers Let It Snow/Zat You, Santa Claus?"The Music Tapes"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"/"Zat You, Santa Claus?" by Vaughn Monroe/Louis ArmstrongTBADecember 23, 2010 (2010-12-23)
3810"Vetiver covers Ramones"Vetiver"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" by RamonesTBADecember 28, 2010 (2010-12-28)
3911"Badly Drawn Boy covers Do They Know It's Christmas?"Badly Drawn Boy"Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band AidTBADecember 30, 2010 (2010-12-30)

Season 2 (2011)

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No.
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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
401"Iron and Wine covers George Michael"Iron and Wine"One More Try" by George MichaelSam Beam, Jim Becker, Stuart Bogie, Marketa Irglova, Nick Luca, Rosie ThomasMarch 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)
412"Baths cover LCD Soundsystem"Baths"All My Friends" by LCD SoundsystemWill Wiesenfeld, feat. Dexter TortorielloMarch 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)
423"Dum Dum Girls cover Big Star"Dum Dum Girls"September Gurls" by Big StarBambi, Dee Dee, Jules, SandyMarch 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)
434"The Low Anthem covers Wilco"The Low Anthem"A Shot in the Arm" by WilcoJocie Adams, Mat Davidson, Ben Knox Miller, Jeff Prystowsky, Graham SmithApril 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
445"Titus Andronicus covers They Might Be Giants"Titus Andronicus"Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might Be GiantsEric Harm, Ian Graetzer, David Robbins, Patrick SticklesApril 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)
456"Wye Oak covers Danzig"Wye Oak"Mother" by DanzigAndy Stack, Jenn Wasner, feat. Don "Danzig" GodwinApril 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)
467"Telekinesis covers Belle & Sebastian"Telekinesis"Like Dylan In The Movies" by Belle & SebastianMichael Benjamin Lerner, Cody VotolatoApril 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)
478"Rocky Votolato and Matt Pond PA cover the Human League"Rocky Votolato and Matt Pond PA"Don't You Want Me" by the Human LeagueRocky Votolato, Matt PondMay 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)
489"Low covers Toto"Low"Africa" by TotoAlan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker, Steve GarringtonMay 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)
4910"Smith Westerns cover Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers"Smith Westerns"American Girl" by Tom Petty & the HeartbreakersCullen Omori, Cameron Omori, Max Kakacek, Julien Ehrlich, Hal JamesMay 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)
5011"Of Montreal covers the White Stripes"Of Montreal"Fell in Love With a Girl" by the White StripesKevin Barnes, Clayton Rychik, Bryan Poole, Davey PierceMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
5112"Sharon Van Etten covers Fine Young Cannibals"Sharon Van Etten"She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young CannibalsSharon Van Etten, Doug Keith, Ben Lord, Adam Luksetich, Laurel Sprengelmeyer, Ari SwanMay 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)
5213"the Mountain Goats cover Jawbreaker"the Mountain Goats"Boxcar" by JawbreakerJohn Darnielle, Jon Wurster, Peter Hughes, Yuval SemoJune 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)
5314"Parts & Labor covers Kanye West"Parts & Labor"Runaway" by Kanye WestB.J. Warshaw, Joe Wong, Tom Martin, Dan FrielJune 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)
5415"Surfer Blood covers Pixies"Surfer Blood"Gigantic (song)" by PixiesKevin Williams, Thomas Fekete, JP Pitts, TJ Schwarz, Sarah BaldwinJune 21, 2011 (2011-06-21)
5516"...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead covers Indigo Girls"...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead"Blood And Fire" by Indigo GirlsConrad Keely, Autry Fulbright II, Jason Reece, Jamie MillerJune 23, 2011 (2011-06-23)
5617"Sloan covers Gary Numan"Sloan"Cars" by Gary NumanAndrew Scott, Gregory MacDonald, Jay Ferguson, Patrick Pentland, Chris MurphyJune 28, 2011 (2011-06-28)
5718"They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba (voted favorite of 2011)[13]"They Might Be Giants"Tubthumping" by ChumbawambaJohn Flansburgh, John Linnell, Dan Miller, Marty Beller, Danny Weinkauf, The A.V. Club choirJuly 5, 2011 (2011-07-05)
6519"The Get Up Kids cover Blur"The Get Up Kids"Girls & Boys" by BlurJim Suptic, Rob Pope, Matt Pryor, Ryan Pope, Dustin KinseyJuly 19, 2011 (2011-07-19)
6620"Matt Nathanson covers Prince"Matt Nathanson"Little Red Corvette" by PrinceMatt Nathanson, Aaron TapJuly 26, 2011 (2011-07-26)
6721"Bob Mould covers Sugar"Bob Mould"If I Can't Change Your Mind" by SugarBob MouldAugust 2, 2011 (2011-08-02)
6822"the Decemberists cover Sugar"the Decemberists"If I Can't Change Your Mind" by SugarColin Meloy, John Moen, Sara Watkins, Nate Query, Chris FunkAugust 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)
6923"Against Me! covers the Clash"Against Me!"Janie Jones" by the ClashLaura Jane Grace, Andrew Seward, Jay Weinberg, James BowmanAugust 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)
7024"Basia Bulat covers Ted Leo & The Pharmacists"Basia Bulat"Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone" by Ted Leo & The PharmacistsBasia BulatAugust 23, 2011 (2011-08-23)
7125"the Hold Steady covers Huey Lewis & The News"the Hold Steady"The Power Of Love" by Huey Lewis and The NewsCraig Finn, Steve Selvidge, Bobby Drake, Galen Polivka, Tad KublerAugust 30, 2011 (2011-08-30)
7226"Peter Bjorn and John cover Otis Redding"Peter Bjorn and John"Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis ReddingPeter Morén, Björn Yttling, John ErikssonSeptember 6, 2011 (2011-09-06)
7327"Fruit Bats cover Loretta Lynn"Fruit Bats"The Other Woman" by Loretta LynnEric D. Johnson, Bob Parins, Nathan Anderson,September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13)
7428"Undercover 2011: Watch the re-cap and vote"TBA"TBASeptember 14, 2011 (2011-09-14)

Summer Break (2011)

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No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
581"Maps & Atlases cover 'Summer Breeze' by Seals & Croft"Maps & Atlases"Summer Breeze" by Seals & CroftTBAJuly 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
592"Yellow Ostrich cover In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry"Yellow Ostrich"In the Summertime" by Mungo JerryTBAJuly 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
603"Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes covers 'Ask' by the Smiths"Josh Caterer"Ask" by the SmithsTBAJuly 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
614"Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. covers 'Summer Babe' by Pavement"Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr."Summer Babe" by PavementTBAJuly 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
625"Owen covers 'Summertime Rolls' by Jane's Addiction"Owen"Summertime Rolls" by Jane's AddictionTBAJuly 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
636"Crooked Fingers cover 'Summertime' by George Gershwin"Crooked Fingers"Summertime" by George GershwinTBAJuly 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
647"Les Savy Fav cover 'School's Out' by Alice Cooper"Les Savy Fav"School's Out" by Alice CooperTBAJuly 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)

Holiday Undercover (2011)

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No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
751"Electric Six covers You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"Electric Six"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" by Thurl RavenscroftTBANovember 21, 2011 (2011-11-21)
762"Mannequin Men cover 'Nuttin' for Christmas'"Mannequin Men"Nuttin' for Christmas" by Art MooneyTBANovember 23, 2011 (2011-11-23)
773"Peter Wolf Crier cover 'Last Christmas'"Peter Wolf Crier"Last Christmas" by Wham!TBANovember 28, 2011 (2011-11-28)
784"Dawes cover 'Christmas Time Is Here'"Dawes"Christmas Time Is Here" by Vince GuaraldiTBANovember 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)
795"Little Scream covers 'Jesus' by the Velvet Underground"Little Scream"Jesus" by the Velvet UndergroundTBADecember 5, 2011 (2011-12-05)
806"David Bazan covers 'Just Like Christmas' by Low"David Bazan"Just Like Christmas" by LowTBADecember 7, 2011 (2011-12-07)
817"Little Red covers Christmas Lights"Little Red"Christmas Lights" by Neil GrayTBADecember 12, 2011 (2011-12-12)
828"Office of Future Plans and Damon Locks cover Holiday in Cambodia"Office of Future Plans and Damon Locks"Holiday in Cambodia" by Dead KennedysTBADecember 14, 2011 (2011-12-14)
839"Wye Oak covers 'Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day' by Brenda Lee"Wye Oak"Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day" by Brenda LeeTBADecember 19, 2011 (2011-12-19)
8410"the Mountain Goats cover Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"the Mountain Goats"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Judy GarlandTBADecember 21, 2011 (2011-12-21)

Season 3 (2012)

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No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
851"Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater cover Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty"Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater (As Shearon Von Ettenwater)"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks and Tom PettySharon Van Etten, Jonathan Meiburg, Christiaan Mader, Danny Reisch, Mitch Billeaud, Lucas OswaldMarch 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
862"Young the Giant covers R. Kelly"Young the Giant"Ignition (Remix)" by R. KellySameer Gadhia, Eric Cannata, Francois Comtois, Jacob Tilley, Payam DoostzadehMarch 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)
873"Memoryhouse covers the Police"Memoryhouse"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by the PoliceDenise Nouvion, Evan Abeele, Daniel GrayMarch 27, 2012 (2012-03-27)
884"Punch Brothers cover the Cars"Punch Brothers"Just What I Needed" by the CarsChris Thile, Gabe Witcher, Noam Pickelny, Chris Eldridge, Paul KowertApril 3, 2012 (2012-04-03)
895"The Head and the Heart covers Fleetwood Mac"The Head and the Heart"Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood MacTBAApril 10, 2012 (2012-04-10)
906"Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars cover Gin Blossoms"Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars (As Cursive Eats Guitars)"Hey Jealousy" by Gin BlossomsBrian Hamilton, Tim Kasher, Ted Stevens, Joseph D'Agostino, Matt Whipple, Matthew MillerApril 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)
917"Lucero covers David Bowie"Lucero"Modern Love" by David BowieBen Nichols, Rick Steff, Todd Beene, Jim Spake, Roy Berry, Scott Thompson, John C. StubblefieldApril 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
928"Trampled" by Turtles covers Arcade Fire"Trampled by Turtles"Rebellion (Lies)" by Arcade FireDave Simonett, Dave Carroll, Erik Berry, Ryan Young, Tim SaxhaugMay 1, 2012 (2012-05-01)
939"Nada Surf covers New Order"Nada Surf"Bizarre Love Triangle" by New OrderRyan Alfred, Ira Elliot, Matthew Caws, Doug Gillard, Martin Wenk, Daniel LorcaMay 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
9410"Screaming Females cover Sheryl Crow"Screaming Females"If It Makes You Happy" by Sheryl CrowMarissa Paternoster, Jarrett Dougherty, King MikeMay 15, 2012 (2012-05-15)
9511"Hospitality covers Steely Dan"Hospitality"Rikki Don't Lose That Number" by Steely DanAmber Papini, Nathan Michel, Brian Betancourt, David ChristianMay 22, 2012 (2012-05-22)
9612"Portland Cello Project and Alan Sparhawk of Low cover Suicidal Tendencies"The Portland Cello Project and Alan Sparhawk"Institutionalized" by Suicidal TendenciesTBAMay 29, 2012 (2012-05-29)
9713"Reggie Watts covers Van Halen"Reggie Watts"Panama" by Van HalenTBAJune 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)
9814"The Hood Internet covers the Pretenders"The Hood Internet"Back on the Chain Gang" by the PretendersTBAJune 13, 2012 (2012-06-13)
9915"The Polyphonic Spree covers Neil Young"The Polyphonic Spree"Heart of Gold" by Neil YoungTBAJune 19, 2012 (2012-06-19)
10016"Grouplove covers Andrew W.K."Grouplove"Party Hard" by Andrew W.K.TBAJune 27, 2012 (2012-06-27)
10117"Father John Misty covers the Flaming Lips"Father John Misty"Do You Realize??" by the Flaming LipsTBAJuly 3, 2012 (2012-07-03)
10218"Mariachi El Bronx covers the Decemberists"Mariachi El Bronx"Los Angeles, I'm Yours" by the DecemberistsTBAJuly 10, 2012 (2012-07-10)
10319"Deer Tick covers Harvey Danger"Deer Tick"Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey DangerTBAJuly 17, 2012 (2012-07-17)
10420"Ceremony covers Violent Femmes"Ceremony"Kiss Off" by Violent FemmesTBAJuly 23, 2012 (2012-07-23)
11321"The Wood Brothers cover Michael Jackson"The Wood Brothers"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" by Michael JacksonTBAAugust 21, 2012 (2012-08-21)
11422"Liturgy covers Shellac"Liturgy"Prayer To God" by ShellacTBAAugust 28, 2012 (2012-08-28)
11523"Jukebox the Ghost covers Lana Del Rey"Jukebox the Ghost"Blue Jeans" by Lana Del ReyTBASeptember 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)
11624"Calexico covers Kenny Loggins"Calexico"Danger Zone" by Kenny LogginsTBASeptember 11, 2012 (2012-09-11)
11725"The Promise Ring covers Adele"The Promise Ring"Rumour Has It" by AdeleTBASeptember 18, 2012 (2012-09-18)
11826"Field Report covers Sufjan Stevens"Field Report"Chicago" by Sufjan StevensTBASeptember 25, 2012 (2012-09-25)
11927"Gwar covers Kansas (voted favorite of 2012)[14]"Gwar"Carry On Wayward Son" by KansasTBAOctober 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)
12028"A.V. Undercover 2012: Watch the recap and vote"TBA"TBAOctober 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)

Summer Break (2012)

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No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
1051"Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan & John Smith cover The Band"Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, John Smith"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by The BandTBAJuly 31, 2012 (2012-07-31)
1062"The Spinto Band covers Chris Stamey"The Spinto Band"Summer Sun" by Chris StameyTBAAugust 2, 2012 (2012-08-02)
1073"Eef Barzelay & Chris Otepka cover Bryan Adams"Eef Barzelay & Chris Otepka"Summer Of '69" by Bryan AdamsTBAAugust 6, 2012 (2012-08-06)
1084"Chris Otepka & Eef Barzelay cover Roger Miller"Chris Otepka & Eef Barzelay"In the Summertime" by Roger MillerTBAAugust 7, 2012 (2012-08-07)
1095"Destroyer cover Gorky's Zygotic Mynci"Destroyer"Face Like Summer" by Gorky's Zygotic MynciTBAAugust 9, 2012 (2012-08-09)
1106"Kelly Hogan covers the Hold Steady"Kelly Hogan"Constructive Summer" by the Hold SteadyTBAAugust 13, 2012 (2012-08-13)
1117"The Dandy Warhols cover Summertime Blues"The Dandy Warhols"Summertime Blues" by Eddie CochranTBAAugust 14, 2012 (2012-08-14)
1128"Scott Lucas & the Married Men cover Bananarama"Scott Lucas and the Married Men"Cruel Summer" by BananaramaTBAAugust 16, 2012 (2012-08-16)

Season 4 (2013)

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No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
1211"Yo La Tengo covers the Supremes"Yo La Tengo"Come See About Me" by the SupremesTBAMarch 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)
1222"Frontier Ruckus covers Third Eye Blind"Frontier Ruckus"Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye BlindTBAMarch 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)
1233"ZZ Ward covers Frank Ocean's Thinkin Bout You"ZZ Ward"Thinkin Bout You" by Frank OceanTBAApril 3, 2013 (2013-04-03)
1244"Night Beds covers Robyn"Night Beds"Dancing On My Own" by RobynTBAApril 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
1255"Frightened Rabbit covers Cheap Trick"Frightened Rabbit"Surrender" by Cheap TrickTBAApril 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)
1266"Mac DeMarco covers Weezer"Mac DeMarco"The Sweater Song" by WeezerTBAApril 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)
1277"Houndmouth covers Billy Bragg & Wilco's 'Joe DiMaggio Done It Again'"Houndmouth"Joe DiMaggio Done It Again" by Billy Bragg and WilcoTBAApril 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
1288"Basia Bulat covers Bruce Springsteen"Basia Bulat"Glory Days" by Bruce SpringsteenTBAMay 2, 2013 (2013-05-02)
1299"Thao & The Get Down Stay Down covers INXS"Thao & The Get Down Stay Down"Need You Tonight" by INXSTBAMay 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
13010"Blessed Feathers covers Paul Simon"Blessed Feathers"Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" by Paul SimonTBAMay 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)
13111"Coliseum covers Eddie Money"Coliseum"Shakin'" by Eddie MoneyTBAMay 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)
13212"Xenia Rubinos covers Talking Heads"Xenia Rubinos"Psycho Killer" by Talking HeadsTBAMay 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
13313"JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound covers Blackstreet"JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound"No Diggity" by BlackstreetTBAJune 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)
13414"Savoir Adore covers New Radicals"Savoir Adore"You Get What You Give" by the New RadicalsTBAJune 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
13515"Alpine covers Radiohead"Alpine"Just" by RadioheadTBAJune 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
13616"Milo Greene covers Billy Joel"Milo Greene"We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy JoelTBAJune 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)
13717"Manchester Orchestra covers Faces"Manchester Orchestra"Ooh La La" by FacesTBAJuly 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)
14918"Charli XCX covers Backstreet Boys"Charli XCX"I Want It That Way" by Backstreet BoysTBAAugust 14, 2013 (2013-08-14)
15019"Wang Chung covers Modest Mouse"Wang Chung"3rd Planet" by Modest MouseTBAAugust 20, 2013 (2013-08-20)
15120"Kurt Vile covers Nine Inch Nails"Kurt Vile"Down in It" by Nine Inch NailsTBAAugust 27, 2013 (2013-08-27)
15221"Free Energy covers Sleater-Kinney"Free Energy"You're No Rock n' Roll Fun" by Sleater-KinneyTBASeptember 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)
15322"Disappears covers U2"Disappears"New Year's Day" by U2TBASeptember 11, 2013 (2013-09-11)
15423"Richard Marx and Matt Scannell cover Tom Jones"Richard Marx, Matt Scannell"What's New Pussycat?" by Tom JonesTBASeptember 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
15524"Mannequin Men covers Dinosaur Jr."Mannequin Men"Not You Again" by Dinosaur Jr.TBASeptember 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)
15625"Gwar covers Billy Ocean (voted favorite of 2013)[15]"Gwar"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" by Billy OceanTBAOctober 2, 2013 (2013-10-02)
15726"The Dismemberment Plan covers Heart"The Dismemberment Plan"Barracuda" by HeartTBAOctober 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
15827"Ben Sollee covers Rollins Band"Ben Sollee"Low Self Opinion" by Rollins BandTBAOctober 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
15928"A.V. Undercover 2013: Watch the recap and vote for your favorites"TBA"TBAOctober 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)

Summer Break (2013)

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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
1381"Mac McCaughan and Kelly Hogan cover Jonathan Richman"Mac McCaughan, Kelly Hogan"That Summer Feeling" by Jonathan RichmanTBAJuly 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)
1392"Matmos covers Bow Wow Wow"Matmos"I Want Candy (Snowden)" by Bow Wow WowTBAJuly 15, 2013 (2013-07-15)
1403"Rick Springfield covers Fleetwood Mac"Rick Springfield"Oh Well" by Fleetwood MacTBAJuly 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)
1414"Telekinesis covers Donovan"Telekinesis"Sunshine Superman" by DonovanTBAJuly 19, 2013 (2013-07-19)
1425"Ezra Furman covers Wilco"Ezra Furman"Heavy Metal Drummer" by WilcoTBAJuly 27, 2013 (2013-07-27)
1436"Rogue Wave covers Duran Duran"Rogue Wave"Rio" by Duran DuranTBAJuly 26, 2013 (2013-07-26)
1447"...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead covers the Kinks"...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead"Sunny Afternoon" by the KinksTBAJuly 31, 2013 (2013-07-31)
1458"Metz covers the Damned"METZ"Neat Neat Neat" by the DamnedTBAAugust 2, 2013 (2013-08-02)
1469"Mac McCaughan and Kelly Hogan cover Nick Gilder"Mac McCaughan, Kelly Hogan"Hot Child in the City" by Nick GilderTBAAugust 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)
14710"Ted Leo and the Pharmacists covers Ramones"Ted Leo and the Pharmacists"Go Lil' Camaro Go" by RamonesTBAAugust 6, 2013 (2013-08-06)
14811"Melvins covers Butthole Surfers"Melvins"Graveyard" by Butthole SurfersTBAAugust 9, 2013 (2013-08-09)

Holiday Undercover (2013)

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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
1601"Os Mutantes covers 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)'"Os Mutantes"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John LennonTBADecember 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)
1612"Joseph Arthur covers 'Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)'"Joseph Arthur"Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)" by John DenverTBADecember 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
1623"Mike Doughty covers 'Christmas in Hollis'"Mike Doughty"Christmas in Hollis" by Run-D.M.C.TBADecember 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
1634"The World Is... covers 'What Child Is This?'"The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die"What Child Is This?TBADecember 23, 2013 (2013-12-23)

Season 5 (2014)

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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
1641"Wye Oak covers Kate Bush"Wye Oak"Running Up That Hill" by Kate BushTBAMay 8, 2014 (2014-05-08)
1652"Wild Cub covers Beyoncé"Wild Cub"Crazy in Love" by BeyoncéTBAJune 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)
1663"Lydia Loveless covers Echo and the Bunnymen"Lydia Loveless"The Killing Moon" by Echo and the BunnymenTBAJune 17, 2014 (2014-06-17)
1674"The Men cover Devo"The Men"Gates of Steel" by DevoTBAJune 24, 2014 (2014-06-24)
1685"Howler covers 38 Special"Howler"Hold On Loosely" by 38 SpecialTBAJuly 1, 2014 (2014-07-01)
1696"PUP covers Buzzcocks"PUP"Ever Fallen In Love" by BuzzcocksTBAJuly 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)
1707"Eagulls covers the Stone Roses"Eagulls"I Wanna Be Adored" by the Stone RosesTBAJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
1718"The Coathangers covers Go-Go's"The Coathangers"We Got the Beat" by the Go-Go'sTBAJuly 22, 2014 (2014-07-22)
1729"Tokyo Police Club covers Wheatus"Tokyo Police Club"Teenage Dirtbag" by WheatusTBAJuly 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)
17310"Andrew Jackson Jihad covers Stone Temple Pilots"Andrew Jackson Jihad"Plush" by Stone Temple PilotsTBAJuly 31, 2014 (2014-07-31)
17411"Cheatahs covers Big Country"Cheatahs"In a Big Country" by Big CountryTBAAugust 5, 2014 (2014-08-05)
17512"Hamilton Leithauser covers John Mellencamp"Hamilton Leithauser"I Need a Lover" by John MellencampTBAAugust 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)
17613"Real Estate covers the Cranberries"Real Estate"Linger" by the CranberriesTBAAugust 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)
17714"Ben Watt and Bernard Butler cover Wang Chung"Ben Watt, Bernard Butler"Dance Hall Days" by Wang ChungTBAAugust 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)
17815"Courtney Barnett covers the Breeders"Courtney Barnett"Cannonball" by the BreedersTBASeptember 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
17916"Braid covers T'Pau"Braid"Heart and Soul" by T'PauTBASeptember 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)
18017"New Politics covers Vampire Weekend"New Politics"A-Punk" by Vampire WeekendTBASeptember 11, 2014 (2014-09-11)
18118"FancyBread covers Coyote Shivers"FancyBread"Sugarhigh" by Coyote ShiversTBASeptember 12, 2014 (2014-09-12)
18219"Strand of Oaks covers Asia"Strand of Oaks"Heat of the Moment" by AsiaTBASeptember 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)
18320"American Football covers Elvis Costello"American Football"Alison" by Elvis CostelloTBASeptember 23, 2014 (2014-09-23)
18421"The Apache Relay covers Pulp"The Apache Relay"Babies" by PulpTBASeptember 30, 2014 (2014-09-30)
18522"Honeyblood covers Green Day"Honeyblood"When I Come Around" by Green DayTBAOctober 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)
18623"Split Single covers TV on the Radio"Split Single"Wolf Like Me" by TV on the RadioTBAOctober 7, 2014 (2014-10-07)
18724"OK Go covers Squeeze"OK Go"Tempted" by SqueezeTBAOctober 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)
18825"Trampled by Turtles covers Yes"Trampled by Turtles"Owner of a Lonely Heart" by YesTBAOctober 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
18926"Gwar covers Pet Shop Boys (voted favorite of 2014)[16]"Gwar"West End Girls" by Pet Shop BoysTBAOctober 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)
19027"The Weeks covers Arrested Development"The Weeks"Tennessee" by Arrested DevelopmentTBANovember 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
19128"Absolutely Free covers the Jam"Absolutely Free"A Town Called Malice" by the JamTBANovember 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)
19229"Sebadoh covers Rush"Sebadoh"Limelight" by RushTBANovember 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)
19330"Nathaniel Rateliff covers the Mountain Goats"Nathaniel Rateliff"The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton" by the Mountain GoatsTBANovember 25, 2014 (2014-11-25)
19431"Stars covers PJ Harvey"Stars"O Stella" by PJ HarveyTBADecember 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)
19532"A.V. Undercover 2014: Watch the recap and vote for your favorites"TBA"TBADecember 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)

Holiday Undercover (2014)

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No.
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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
1961"Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets cover 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday'"Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" by WizzardTBADecember 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)
1972"Gruff Rhys covers 'If I Had the World to Give'"Gruff Rhys"If I Had the World to Give" by The Grateful DeadTBADecember 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)
1983"Harry Shearer and Judith Owen cover 'Christmas with the Devil'"Harry Shearer, Judith Owen"Christmas with the Devil" by Spınal TapTBADecember 23, 2014 (2014-12-23)
1994"Into It. Over It. covers 'Assassination on X-Mas Eve'"Into It. Over It."Assassination on X-Mas Eve" by Archers of LoafTBADecember 30, 2014 (2014-12-30)

Season 6 (2015)

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No.
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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
2001"Laura Jane Grace covers Michael McDonald"Laura Jane Grace"I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" by Michael McDonaldTBAApril 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)
2012"Jeff Rosenstock A.V. Undercover medley"Jeff Rosenstock"Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" by Buzzcocks, "Panama" by Van Halen, "Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean, "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New OrderTBAMay 5, 2015 (2015-05-05)
2012"Andrew Jackson Jihad A.V. Undercover medley"Andrew Jackson Jihad"Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads, "Heart of Gold" by Neil Young, "Barracuda" by Heart, "Gates of Steel" by Devo, "We Got the Beat" by Go-Gos, "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac, "Linger" by the Cranberries, Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus, "Surrender" by Cheap Trick, "Undone" by Weezer, Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots, Prayer to God" by ShellacTBAMay 5, 2015 (2015-05-05)
2023"Punch Brothers covers the Strokes"Punch Brothers"Reptilia" by the StrokesTBAMay 12, 2015 (2015-05-12)
2034"Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn cover Europe"Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn"The Final Countdown" by EuropeBéla Fleck, Abigail WashburnMay 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)
2045"Philly Boy Roy covers Styx"Philly Boy Roy"Renegade" by StyxTBAMay 26, 2015 (2015-05-26)
2056"Screaming Females covers Taylor Swift (voted favorite of 2015)[17]"Screaming Females"Shake It Off" by Taylor SwiftTBAJune 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)
2067"Leighton Meester covers the Cardigans"Leighton Meester"Lovefool" by the CardigansTBAJune 9, 2015 (2015-06-09)
2078"Sylvan Esso (and Flock of Dimes) covers Gillian Welch"Sylvan Esso"Everything Is Free" by Gillian WelchTBAJune 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)
2089"Flock of Dimes (and Sylvan Esso) cover Crowded House"Flock of Dimes"Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded HouseTBAJune 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)
20910"They Might Be Giants covers Destiny's Child"They Might Be Giants"Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's ChildTBAJune 23, 2015 (2015-06-23)
21011"The Minus 5 covers the Runaways"The Minus 5"Cherry Bomb" by the RunawaysTBAJune 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)
21112"Local H covers Peter Gabriel"Local H"Shock the Monkey" by Peter GabrielTBAJune 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)
21213"Benjamin Booker covers Patsy Cline"Benjamin Booker"Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy ClineTBAJuly 7, 2015 (2015-07-07)
21314"La Dispute covers Toadies"La Dispute"Possum Kingdom" by ToadiesTBAJuly 14, 2015 (2015-07-14)
21415"Palma Violets cover James"Palma Violets"Laid" by JamesTBAJuly 21, 2015 (2015-07-21)
21516"San Fermin covers Stealers Wheel"San Fermin"Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealers WheelTBAJuly 28, 2015 (2015-07-28)
21617"Josh Rouse covers Blind Melon"Josh Rouse"No Rain" by Blind MelonTBAAugust 4, 2015 (2015-08-04)
21718"Chumped covers the Crystals"Chumped"He's A Rebel" by the CrystalsTBAAugust 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)
21819"Hippo Campus covers Electric Light Orchestra"Hippo Campus"Don't Bring Me Down" by Electric Light OrchestraTBAAugust 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)
21920"Colin Hay covers the Velvet Underground"Colin Hay"She's My Best Friend" by the Velvet UndergroundTBAMay 3, 2015 (2015-05-03)
22021"Barenaked Ladies covers Phil Collins"Barenaked Ladies"In the Air Tonight" by Phil CollinsTBASeptember 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)
22122"J Fernandez covers Enya"J Fernandez"Orinoco Flow" by EnyaTBASeptember 8, 2015 (2015-09-08)
22223"Wild Throne covers Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson"Wild Throne"Say Say Say" by Paul McCartney, Michael JacksonTBASeptember 15, 2015 (2015-09-15)
22324"The Weather Station covers Joy Division"The Weather Station"Transmission" by Joy DivisionTBASeptember 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)
22425"Ceremony covers Oasis"Ceremony"Rock 'n' Roll Star" by OasisTBASeptember 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)
22526"Troubled Hubble covers Howard Jones"Troubled Hubble"Things Can Only Get Better" by Howard JonesTBAOctober 6, 2015 (2015-10-06)
22627"Natalie Prass covers Slayer"Natalie Prass"Raining Blood" by SlayerTBAOctober 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)
22728"Mikal Cronin covers the Mighty Mighty Bosstones"Mikal Cronin"The Impression That I Get" by the Mighty Mighty BosstonesTBAOctober 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)
22829"Gwar covers Cyndi Lauper"Gwar"She-Bop" by Cyndi LauperTBAOctober 27, 2015 (2015-10-27)
22930"Steve 'n' Seagulls covers Beastie Boys"Steve 'n' Seagulls"Sabotage" by Beastie BoysTBANovember 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)
23031"Here We Go Magic covers the Fixx"Here We Go Magic"One Thing Leads to Another" by the FixxTBANovember 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)
23132"Iron & Wine covers Gwar"Iron & Wine"Sick of You" by GwarTBANovember 17, 2015 (2015-11-17)
23233"A.V. Undercover 2015: Watch the recap and vote for your favorites"TBATBATBANovember 25, 2015 (2015-11-25)

Holiday Undercover (2015)

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No.
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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
2331"Craig Finn and Esme Patterson cover Low"Craig Finn, Esme Patterson"Just Like Christmas" by LowTBADecember 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
2342"Laura Stevenson covers Elliott Smith"Laura Stevenson"Angel in the Snow" by Elliott SmithTBADecember 8, 2015 (2015-12-08)
2353"Ashley Monroe covers Joni Mitchell"Ashley Monroe"River" by Joni MitchellTBADecember 15, 2015 (2015-12-15)
2364"Drive-By Truckers cover I Believe in Father Christmas"Drive-By Truckers"I Believe in Father Christmas" by Greg LakeTBADecember 22, 2015 (2015-12-22)

Season 7 (2016)

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No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
2371"Barenaked Ladies cover themselves"Barenaked Ladies"One Week" by Barenaked LadiesTBAFebruary 11, 2016 (2016-02-11)
2382"Eric Bachmann and a string quartet play a song from his new record"Eric Bachmann"Dreaming" by Eric BachmannTBAMarch 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)
2393"Wye Oak covers Pat Benatar"Wye Oak"We Belong" by Pat BenatarTBAMarch 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
2404"Colin Hay revisits Men at Work"Colin Hay"Overkill" by Men at WorkTBAMay 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)
2415"Shearwater covers the entirety of David Bowie's Lodger"Shearwater"Lodger" by David BowieTBAMay 13, 2016 (2016-05-13)
2426"Eric Bachmann covers David Bowie"Eric Bachmann"Heroes" by David BowieTBAMay 17, 2016 (2016-05-17)
2437"Tacocat covers Katy Perry"Tacocat"Roar" by Katy PerryTBAMay 24, 2016 (2016-05-24)
2448"Julien Baker covers Death Cab for Cutie (voted favorite of 2016)[18]"Julien Baker"Photobooth" by Death Cab for CutieTBAMay 31, 2016 (2016-05-31)
2459"Rob Crow covers Men at Work"Rob Crow"Overkill" by Men at WorkTBAJune 7, 2016 (2016-06-07)
24610"Le Butcherettes covers Miley Cyrus"Le Butcherettes"Wrecking Ball" by Miley CyrusTBAJune 14, 2016 (2016-06-14)
24711"Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra covers Thin Lizzy"Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra"The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin LizzyTBAJune 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)
24812"The Falcon covers the Georgia Satellites"The Falcon"Keep Your Hands to Yourself"/"Timber" by the Georgia Satellites/PitbullTBAJune 28, 2016 (2016-06-28)
24913"Operators cover Nena"Operators"99 Red Balloons" by NenaTBAJuly 5, 2016 (2016-07-05)
25014"Shearwater covers Bauhaus"Shearwater"Kick in the Eye" by BauhausTBAJuly 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)
25115"Sean Watkins covers the Left Banke"Sean Watkins"Walk Away Renee" by the Left BankeTBAJuly 19, 2016 (2016-07-19)
25216"HXLT covers Ginuwine"HXLT"Pony" by GinuwineTBAJuly 26, 2016 (2016-07-26)
25317"Har Mar Superstar covers Built to Spill"Har Mar Superstar"Big Dipper" by Built to SpillTBAAugust 2, 2016 (2016-08-02)
25418"Har Mar Superstar covers Prince"Har Mar Superstar"When You Were Mine" by PrinceTBAAugust 2, 2016 (2016-08-02)
25519"The Infamous Stringdusters covers the Killers"The Infamous Stringdusters"When You Were Young" by the KillersTBAAugust 9, 2016 (2016-08-09)
25620"Trashcan Sinatras play "Best Days on Earth""Trashcan Sinatras"Best Days on Earth" by Trashcan SinatrasTBAAugust 11, 2016 (2016-08-11)
25722"Bleached covers Misfits"Bleached"Skulls" by MisfitsTBAAugust 16, 2016 (2016-08-16)
25822"Mothers covers Glenn Frey"Mothers"The Heat Is On" by Glenn FreyTBAAugust 23, 2016 (2016-08-23)
25923"Napalm Death does not cover Motörhead"Napalm Death"How the Years Condemn" by Napalm DeathTBAAugust 26, 2016 (2016-08-26)
26024"Bully covers Sum 41"Bully"Fat Lip" by Sum 41TBAAugust 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)
26125"Brass Bed covers Van Halen"Brass Bed"Why Can't This Be Love" by Van HalenTBASeptember 6, 2016 (2016-09-06)
26226"Trashcan Sinatras covers Wye Oak"Trashcan Sinatras"Holy Holy" by Wye OakTBASeptember 13, 2016 (2016-09-13)
26327"Trashcan Sinatras play 'Weightlifting'"Trashcan Sinatras by Trashcan Sinatras"Weightlifting"TBASeptember 20, 2016 (2016-09-20)
26428"PWR BTTM cover Counting Crows"PWR BTTM"Mr. Jones" by Counting CrowsTBASeptember 22, 2016 (2016-09-22)
26529"The Wombats cover Goo Goo Dolls"The Wombats"Iris" by Goo Goo DollsTBASeptember 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)
26630"Luna covers Motörhead"Luna"Killed by Death" by MotörheadTBAOctober 4, 2016 (2016-10-04)
26731"Deerhoof covers Adam Ant"Deerhoof"Goody Two Shoes" by Adam AntTBAOctober 11, 2016 (2016-10-11)
26932"Touché Amoré covers Pearl Jam"Touche Amore"Corduroy" by Pearl JamTBAOctober 18, 2016 (2016-10-18)
27433"Gwar covers AC/DC"Gwar"If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" by AC/DCTBANovember 8, 2016 (2016-11-08)
27534"Joyce Manor covers the National"Joyce Manor"Mistaken for Strangers" by the NationalTBANovember 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)
27635"Chrissy & Hawley covers Erasure"Chrissy & Hawley"A Little Respect" by ErasureTBANovember 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)
27736"A.V. Undercover 2016: Watch the recap and vote for your favorite"TBA"TBADecember 5, 2016 (2016-12-05)

The Day of the Dead (2016)

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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
2681"AJJ covers David Bowie"AJJ"Quicksand" by David BowieTBAOctober 17, 2016 (2016-10-17)
2702"Shovels & Rope covers Lou Reed"Shovels & Rope"Perfect Day" by Lou ReedTBAOctober 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
2713"Robbie Fulks covers Freddy Powers"Robbie Fulks"Little Hotel Room" by Freddy PowersTBAOctober 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)
2724"Adam Torres covers the Drifters"Adam Torres"This Magic Moment" by the DriftersTBAOctober 31, 2016 (2016-10-31)
2735"Local Natives covers David Bowie"Local Natives"Teenage Wildlife" by David BowieTBANovember 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)

Holiday Undercover (2016)

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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
2781"Shonen Knife covers We Wish You a Merry Christmas"Shonen Knife"We Wish You a Merry ChristmasTBADecember 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)
2792"Wild Beasts covers Madonna"Wild Beasts"Frozen" by MadonnaTBADecember 13, 2016 (2016-12-13)
2803"Cheap Girls covers Counting Crows"Cheap Girls"A Long December" by Counting CrowsTBADecember 20, 2016 (2016-12-20)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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No.
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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
2811"Dude York covers 'Brandy' in honor of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"Dude York"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking GlassTBAMay 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)
2822"Crystal Fighters cover 'Hooked on a Feeling' just in time for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"Crystal Fighters"Hooked on a Feeling" by B.J. ThomasTBAMay 4, 2017 (2017-05-04)
2833"Close Talker covers 'Fox on the Run'"Close Talker"Fox on the Run" by SweetTBAMay 9, 2017 (2017-05-09)
2844"Pet Symmetry rockets 'Come a Little Bit Closer' into space"Pet Symmetry"Come a Little Bit Closer" by Jay and the AmericansTBAMay 11, 2017 (2017-05-11)

Season 8 (2017)

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No.
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No. in
season
TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
2851"Watch The Regrettes' ferocious take on 'Fox on the Run""The Regrettes"Fox on the Run" by SweetTBAMay 15, 2017 (2017-05-15)
2862"Phantogram channels Courtney Love, kicks off season 8 of A.V. Undercover"Phantogram"Violet" by HoleSarah Barthel, Josh CarterMay 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)
2873"Lee Fields gives a heartwarming take on Neil Diamond's 'America'"Lee Fields"America" by Neil DiamondTBAMay 30, 2017 (2017-05-30)
2884"Passenger delivers a surprisingly sweet take on 'No Scrubs'"Passenger"No Scrubs" by TLCTBAJune 6, 2017 (2017-06-06)
2895"Austra go-goes for broke, covers 'Heaven Is a Place on Earth'"Austra"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" by Belinda CarlisleTBAJune 13, 2017 (2017-06-13)
2906"Crying delivers a spirited cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Run Away with Me'"Crying"Run Away with Me" by Carly Rae JepsenTBAJune 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)
2917"Xiu Xiu takes on ZZ Top's 'Sharp Dressed Man'"Xiu Xiu"Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ TopTBAJune 27, 2017 (2017-06-27)
2928"Cloud Nothings deliver a polarizing take on Coldplay's 'Clocks'"Cloud Nothings"Clocks" by ColdplayTBAJuly 3, 2017 (2017-07-03)
2939"Judah & the Lion bring bluegrass flair to the Foo Fighters' 'Monkey Wrench'"Judah & the Lion"Monkey Wrench" by Foo FightersTBAJuly 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)
29410"Minus the Bear busts our new Undercover sign rocking out to Fugazi's 'Waiting Room'"Minus the Bear"Waiting Room" by FugaziTBAJuly 18, 2017 (2017-07-18)
29511"Watch Oozing Wound hate-cover Blink-182's 'Dammit'"Oozing Wound"Dammit" by Blink-182TBAJuly 25, 2017 (2017-07-25)
29612"The Old 97's pay homage to T. Rex's '20th Century Boy'"Old 97's"20th Century Boy" by T. RexTBAAugust 1, 2017 (2017-08-01)
29713"Charly Bliss finds its perfect match with Len's 'Steal My Sunshine'"Charly Bliss"Steal My Sunshine" by LenTBAAugust 8, 2017 (2017-08-08)
29814"Jerrod Niemann gives a country twang to Paramore's 'Ain't It Fun'"Jerrod Niemann"Ain't It Fun" by ParamoreTBAAugust 15, 2017 (2017-08-15)
29915"Fastball pays tribute to country royalty with a cover of Dolly Parton's '9 to 5'"Fastball"9 to 5" by Dolly PartonTBAAugust 22, 2017 (2017-08-22)
30016"Tigers Jaw has some fun with Outkast's 'Hey Ya'"Tigers Jaw"Hey Ya!" by OutkastTBAAugust 29, 2017 (2017-08-29)
30117"Dirty Dozen Brass Band transports us to Bourbon Street with Beck's 'Debra'"Dirty Dozen Brass Band"Debra" by BeckTBASeptember 5, 2017 (2017-09-05)
30218"Priests salutes teenage rebellion with Rod Stewart's 'Young Turks'"Priests"Young Turks" by Rod StewartTBASeptember 12, 2017 (2017-09-12)
30319"SWMRS's version of 'Bad Reputation' doesn't mess with the Joan Jett classic"SWMRS"Bad Reputation" by Joan JettTBASeptember 19, 2017 (2017-09-19)
30420"A-ha's 'Take On Me' gets a swinging tribute courtesy of Lake Street Dive"Lake Street Dive"Take On Me" by A-haTBASeptember 26, 2017 (2017-09-26)
30521"Cap'n Jazz and Hop Along team up to take on Sonic Youth's '100%'"Cap'n Jazz"100%" by Sonic YouthTBAOctober 3, 2017 (2017-10-03)
30622"The Big Moon serves up a stellar rendition of 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'"The Big Moon"Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie TylerTBAOctober 10, 2017 (2017-10-10)
30723"Watch Gogol Bordello take on Natalie Imbrugulia for A.V. Undercover"Gogol Bordello"Torn" by Natalie ImbrugliaTBAOctober 17, 2017 (2017-10-17)
30824"Watch Pile channel Radiohead with this cover of an OK Computer classic"Pile"The Tourist" by RadioheadTBAOctober 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)
30925"Atlas Genius performs a stripped-down cover of Hootie and the Blowfish's 'Only Wanna Be With You'"Atlas Genius"Only Wanna Be With You" by Hootie and the BlowfishTBAOctober 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)
31026"Filthy Friends cap off this year's Undercover with a melancholy version of Whitney's 'How Will I Know'"Filthy Friends"How Will I Know" by Whitney HoustonTBANovember 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)

Season 9 (2024)

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TitleBandSongPerformersRelease date
3111"GWAR cover 'I'm Just Ken' (from 'Barbie The Album') by Ryan Gosling"Gwar"I'm Just Ken" by Ryan GoslingTBAJuly 17, 2024 (2024-07-17)

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