A.V. Undercover: Laura Jane Grace covers Michael McDonald (and The Cure)
The A.V. Club recently traveled to Michigan for an episode of our One Track Mind series with Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace. While we were there, she played a stripped-down version of “Pretty Girls (The Mover)” and gave us some insight to the song’s creation and ongoing evolution. After that, though, she offered up a truly unexpected bonus track: a plaintive take on Michael McDonald’s 1982 hit “I Keep Forgettin’” with a drum loop of The Cure’s “Close To Me” as the backbeat. Though it’s not officially part of this year’s Undercover, we figured it would make a fine pre-season video. We’ve got another one of those coming next week, and the official series will begin airing on May 12, with the songs announced sometime next week.