Deerhoof "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (Def Leppard cover) (video)

Deerhoof "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (Def Leppard cover) (video)
San Francisco eccentrics Deerhoof are ready to mesmerize you with the genre-exploding sounds of their new The Magic LP, but that's not all they have up their sleeves. In addition to the originals, the band have revealed a bizarrely on-the-nose cover of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me."

The faithful cover has an '80s rock sheen affixed to the arrangement, with Satomi Matsuzaki recreating Joe Elliott's sticky-sweet swagger above mullet-sized rock riffs and solidly bashed drums. A music video for the cover, which you can see below, mixes the vintage, ripped jeans-repping Def Leppard clip with new footage of Deerhoof.

The cover comes from a limited-edition bonus cassette of covers that was being packaged with pre-orders of The Magic, though the tapes are now sold out. To make up for this a little bit, you can see the video below.

As for The Magic, the album arrives June 24 through Polyvinyl.