Between Sturgill Simpson’s new Cuttin’ Grass project, some Billy Strings and even Dierks Bentley’s old Up On The Ridge album, I’ve just found myself listening to a lot more lately.
Enter The HillBenders.
A bluegrass group out of Missouri, The HillBenders recorded a cover of the 2008 MGMT hit “Kids.” From their 2007 album Oracular Spectacular, “Kids” was a Grammy-nominated hit single from the indie-electronic group, and one of their most popular songs. When I moved to Chicago in 2007, they were all the rage.
It’s been featured in a millions different things from video games to commercials, it’s been covered by everybody and their mother, but I gotta say, this bluegrass version just works.
The vocals on the live video are a little hard to hear, so here’s the studio version.