Florence + the Machine has released a cover of The Stooges’ song “Search and Destroy.”
While Florence Welch‘s ethereal voice is certainly different from the howl of Iggy Pop, her band’s version of “Search and Destroy” stays true to the vibe of the original proto-punk classic thanks to a hard-strumming acoustic guitar and raucous drums.
“Iggy Pop was such a presence on this record,” Welch says, referring to the new Machine record Dance Fever. “From the tension of ‘King,’ to the baritone growl of ‘Restraint.’ So we wanted to pay homage to him.”
The “Search and Destroy” cover appears on the newly released deluxe version of Dance Fever, which is out today, May 18, via digital outlets. The expanded set also features acoustic versions of four Dance Fever songs, including the single “My Love.”
The original Dance Fever dropped last Friday. Florence + the Machine will launch a U.S. tour in support of the record in September.
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