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Dilly Dally Perform Punk Cover of Drake's 'Know Yourself' at CMJ Set



Dilly Dally took time out of its FADER Fort CMJ set at Rubber Tracks Saturday to cover fellow Toronto artist Drake, in a sneering punk performance of his hit song "Know Yourself," according to Stereogum.

"Hotline Bling" seems to be the Drake song to cover this summer with everyone from Disclosure and Sam Smith to Erykah Badu tackling the rising Billboard Hot 100 single. Rolling Stone even went ahead and ranked the many versions of the song.

However, Dilly Dally is not like every other band. Frontwoman Katie Monk brings a ton of distorted dissonance to the song with an eerie, moaning guitar repeating the same couple notes over and over until the pulsing drum and bass kick jumps into the mix. She soon cuts away from the vocals only to come back with a blistering scream on the often-repeated line "I was running through the six with my woes." During that moment it's a wonder there haven't been more punk covers of the song.

At about the two minute mark, the band switches over to its own original content for a performance of "Purple Rage," off Dilly Dally's 2015 LP Sore.

Listen to the scathing punk performance below.

Dilly Dally is turning heads with this new release for its authentic '90s alternative-rock sound and glittery bright appearance reminiscent of Jessica Lea Mayfield. Even outlets such as The New York Times are taking interest.

"Purple Rage" is a killer rock tune in the band's repertoire and provides the perfect transition song coming out of the "Know Yourself" cover. The music video features a pretty disgusting purple monster that appears to be one with nature as twigs and leaves grow out from its body. The creature roams around the town terrifying or just sparking the interest of the citizens passing by. Check out the full music video below.

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