January 27, 2012

Bon Jovi Taken To Indie Rock Land With ‘Bon Joviver’ Video (2 VIDEO)

Ever wonder what it would sound like if indie-folk sensation Bon Iver covered Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name?’ Wonder no more, thanks to chamber-rockers Miracles Of Modern Science.

The unsigned Princeton, New Jersey, band recently gave the karaoke staple a hushed makeover in the style of the Grammy-nominated group, with a video cheekily titled ‘Bon Joviver.’ Instead of the familiar booming riffs and sparkly keyboards, MOMS’ version of the song boasts high-register vocals, sparse acoustic guitar and ghostly multi-part harmonies.

While at first it might seem impossible that Bon Iver—which is fronted by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon — might actually cover such a classic tune, it’s actually not much of a stretch. The band are notorious for doing covers live; Bob Dylan’s ‘With God On Our Side,’ Graham Nash’s ‘Simple Man’ and the Outfield’s ‘Your Love’ are among the songs they’ve tackled. (Whew!)

Vernon has also performed a handful of songs solo — including Tom Petty’s ‘Crawling Back To You,’ Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me / Nick of Time’ and a version of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’ with some friends.

Watch Miracles Of Modern Science Perform ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’

Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon And Friends Perform Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’


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