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Video: The Promise Ring covers Adele’s “Rumour Has It”

on September 19, 2012, 1:30pm

promisering adelecover main Video: The Promise Ring covers Adeles Rumour Has It

For whatever reason, in the late ’90s, early 2000s, there was a string of compilation records featuring punk bands from AFI to Guttermouth covering Top 40 songs, metal, and even Enya, usually with mixed results. But one group who understands what it truly takes to do a proper off-kilter cover is the recently-reunited Milwaukee emo group The Promise Ring, who covered Adele’s “Rumour Has It” for AV Club’s Undercover series. Choosing the hit because it “sounded the most like” the previously-covered “Institutionalized” by Suicidal Tendencies, the band’s reworking is decidedly in line with the bluesy swagger of the original; that is, until the chorus hits and their pop-punk-ish roots emerge with a vengeance. Watch the replay below.

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