There is no band like Green Day, and for certain, it won’t be easy to find a punk rock band today that wasn’t influenced by them. Together with Spotify, the East Bay act have delivered a new weekly documentary series called Green Day: The Early Years, looking back at the band’s origins to the release of their 1994 album Dookie, which peaked at No.2 on the US Billboard 200.
Today (April 18), San Diego post-hardcore outfit Pierce the Veil released their Spotify-exclusive cover of “Coming Clean.” Stripped down, they turn the Green Day classic into their own, giving it a lighter Misadventures-esque twist, as gorgeous swells from a string quartet accompany the band.
— Pierce The Veil (@piercetheveil) April 17, 2017
Frontman Vic Fuentes shared behind the scenes footage this morning. Along with a picture of music sheets, he posted a video of the string quartet performing the track, saying: “This is the first score that I’ve ever written and it was so amazing to hear it all come to life in front of my eyes.”
Neck Deep, Bayside, and Taking Back Sunday have also released their own takes on Dookie classics on the documentary’s Covers & New Classics compilation.
Pierce the Veil are set to launch their We Will Detonate tour in the U.S. with Sum 41, Emarosa, and Chapel next week until the end of May.
Listen to the cover here:
PHOTO BY THOMAS FALCONE