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Listen to CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry cover Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name”

on May 22, 2013, 5:08pm

chvrches 2 hype sxsw2013 kaplan Listen to CHVRCHES Lauren Mayberry cover Rage Against the Machines Killing in the Name

Even before CHVRCHES turned the Game of Thrones theme into a slice of bedroom-born synth-pop, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry was churning out left-of-center covers like it was going out of style. Case in point: this rendition of Rage Against the Machine’s classic “Killing in the Name” alongside her pre-CHVRCHES outfit Blue Sky Archives.

Mayberry and company transformed the once angsty, riotous anthem into a sweet and delicate gem of jangly folk-pop, muting the rage while upping the sheer adorableness. (It’s about an 8.0 on the “Romantic Songwriter” meter). I double dare anyone not to absolutely swoon when she sings “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.”

Photo by Heather Kaplan