Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Get Ur Freak On” (Missy Elliott Cover)

Right now, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are out on tour in support of their vibrant new album A Man Alive. During the encore of every show, they’ve been playing a truncated cover of Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On” — which sounds like a terrible idea, but actually works surprisingly well with their wiry, off-kilter style. Watch footage from last Saturday’s performance at San Francisco’s The Fillmore below.

UPDATE: Here’s a studio version recorded for SiriusXMU.