With the ample dose of fun that Win Win (producers Chris Devlin, from Spank Rock, DJ Ghostdad and XXXchange) have injected into “Walls,” you might not guess they’re covering a prolific British anarcho-punk band. Though the dizzying vocal arpeggios are remarkably similar to Crass’ 1979 original, the song’s subversive political sentiments—Without your walls I am alive/ Without your walls we all survive—feel spunky and exuberant here, rather than indignant or antagonizing. Pulsing bass drives the track through frenzied bursts of percussion, tasty guitar riffs and peripheral swirling synths. “Walls” is the second track on Win Win’s Ones & Zeros single, out now on Vice. You can download the title track here and pick up the single on iTunes.
Stream: Win Win, “Walls”