Pioneering is a new A.V. Club video series in which newer artists cover legends in those legends’ hometown; they’ve already recruited Sharon Van Etten to pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen. In the most recent installment, the great Grand Rapids, Michigan post-hardcore band La Dispute have taken on Nirvana, covering “Polly” at La Corazon in Seattle and turning the song into a lurching, angular thing. Below, watch the performance, as well as the video of La Dispute talking about Nirvana’s influence.
La Dispute’s new album Rooms Of The House is out now on the band’s own Better Living label.