Freedom Fry: Smells Like Teen Spirit

On their Soundcloud page for this song the Los Angeles-based indie duo comment: “The fact that ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit‘ can work with a disco and reggae influence is a testament to how great Kurt Cobain’s melodies were.” Couldn’t have said it better. I have to admit, being one of my all-time favorite songs there was some trepidation when I stumbled across it. But like their other glorious covers (for example Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979”) they pay homage tastefully—and the verses are sung in French just to make it even more awesome.

This week’s Listen is curated by Myles Hendrik for Arlo Skye.