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Video: Dresden Dolls - "Two Headed Boy" (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)

Dresden Dolls live

Alt-cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls tried their hands at Neutral Milk Hotel this week. As a part of the A.V. Club’s Holiday Undercover series, the Bostonians recorded an acoustic version of “Two Headed Boy”. The original track comes from Jeff Mangum and crew’s 1998 masterpiece In The Aeroplane Over the Sea. It’s not exactly a holiday song, but I guess he does say the word “Christmas” once in it.

The cover doesn’t quite do the original justice, but the duo certainly seems passionate about the song at least. Watch the Dresden Dolls' version below (while trying not to stare at Amanda Palmer’s terrifying eyebrows), courtesy of the A.V. Club, and listen to the original under that.