“Machu Picchu” (The Strokes Cover)

    More often than not these days, bands that make their way to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge have performed covers of material from some of their favorite acts. This has even included Coldplay taking on newfound buddy Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” The most recent example is slightly more bizarre, if that’s possible, because it finds Los Angeles’ Foster the People covering the Strokes’ “Machu Picchu.” In Foster the People’s own words, they chose the track because it sounds like a Pokemon character and they wanted to flip it on its head. The result is … well … no. Just stream the cover below. [Hypetrak]