The A.V. Club’s latest edition of their Undercover series is barely underway, and yet this is the second time that we’ve decided to feature a performance from it. It’s hard to ague with wanting to share this video of the Punch Brothers taking on The Cars’ classic track Just What I Needed. Chris Thile & Co., who have helped to take bluegrass into the 21st century, have once again reinvented the genre with their cover of the 1978 classic, and thus will now be known as the founding fathers of New Wave-grass.
The Punch Brothers will head out for a lengthy U.S. tour, which includes high profile appearances at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Newport Folk this summer.