Every once in a while, we come across a piece of recorded music so unexpected yet perfectly well-done that it makes us turn our heads and say, “What?”. Earlier this year, the Substream staff came across a cover of The 1975‘s “Girls” done in the style of blink-182. The man behind the magic was Cameron Hurley of We Are The In Crowd and SAINTE, and somehow his version sounded not just like another pop-punk cover, but like Enema of the State-era blink-182 had written and recorded the song themselves.
Several months later, Cameron Hurley is back with another cover that’s got us bopping our heads and smiling from ear to ear. This time, he’s flipped the switch and turned blink-182’s “Dumpweed” from a late 90s pop-punk classic into a sparkling indie-pop gem that sounds just like something The 1975 would’ve recorded. The resulting track has a vibe not unlike “Chocolate”, and you can take a listen for yourself below.
If you like this cover, we highly recommend checking out the other tracks available on Cameron Hurley’s SoundCloud: he’s put his spin on songs by Tom Petty, Halsey, Four Year Strong, and more.
On the off chance you’re not already familiar with blink-182’s original version of “Dumpweed”, you can hear it below.