The jury is still out on whether or not another Punk Goes Pop will surface this year, but we knew a cover of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ inescapable hit “Thrift Shop” would surface eventually. As far as we can tell, Washington metalcore act Like Vultures are the first to claim dibs on the track, and over the weekend their take on the club hit found its way online.
Adding the typical breakdown-laden spin to proceedings, Like Vultures have transformed “Thrift Shop” from dance floor ready hit to an all out pit-inducing moshfest that could very well propel them into some small level of internet notoriety. The song doesn’t make the idea of turning hip hop into hardcore feel new all over again, but it is an admirable effort executed with a high-gloss recording and unquestionable admiration for the original. You can stream the cover below.