Merge Records - 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive

Kate Bush’s 1985 single “Running Up That Hill” conjures a soulfully dusky vibe not far off from the feelings Wye Oak elicited on their bass-and-keyboards excursion Shriek, so it’s a perfect fit for the Baltimore duo to cover on tour. And cover it they did Tuesday to kick off their encore at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club. This follows Solange’s recent cover of “Cloudbusting,” another song from Bush’s Hounds Of Love, at Coachella. Watch fan-made video below.

Hell of a performance, right? Although I don’t know if any Kate Bush cover will ever top this.

[Photo by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images.]

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  1. Wouldn’t be surprised if they worked up this cover for this year’s Undercover at the AV Club.

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