In September, as part of their Starbucks Undercover 2012 campaign, the AV Club asked 90′s Emo stalwarts The Promise Ring to come in and record a cover from their list of potential songs.
With a gaggle of friends and helpers brought in to add some life and punky energy to the session, they managed to put a unique spin on Adele‘s smash hit.
Formed in Milwaukee in the mid-’90s, The Promise Ring are one of the most revered bands in the often confusing – and always obtuse – genre stables of Emo, Indie and Post-hardcore depending on who you ask.
What do you think of The Promise Ring’s cover of Rumour Has It? What’s your favourite genre-splitting cover version?