If you’re unfamiliar with Titus Andronicus, they’re one of the few punk rock bands I’ve gotten really into, due entirely to their fantastic 2010 album, The Monitor. The New Jersey outfit just released two new covers through Twitter. Streaming below is their cover of Coldplay‘s “In My Place,” and it’s weird. In typical punk style it’s got a very DIY and unfinished air to it, but they opt to keep the unfailingly pretty and melancholic driving riff of the original in place. And even though at points they sound like they’re doing this ironically, the emotion does start to come through by the end of the song. Needless to say, this is a strange cover. If you liked the original you probably won’t like this. They also released a cover of Springsteen’s “Glory Days,” which you can listen to here.
Titus Andronicus - "In My Place (Coldplay Cover)"