If you enjoy seminal emo-pop bands covering sassy hits by British R&B megastars, well, this is a great day for you. ’90s legends The Promise Ring, recently reunited, have covered Adele’s “Rumour Has It” for The A.V. Club Undercover. When asked why they chose this particular song for the series, lead singer Davey von Bohlen replied, “It was a compromise…I wanted to do ‘Institutionalized’ [by Suicidal Tendencies]…So this was, of the songs remaining, the most like ‘Institutionalized.'” What follows is a stripped-down, scrappy punk rock rendition—and they absolutely nail the backup vocals.
Watch The Promise Ring cover Adele below. [The A.V. Club]