You think it’s hard to write an original song? Try finding a cover song that hasn’t been done before—it’s harder than you think. That’s why we bring you Under The Covers: Each week, we’ll pit two bands who have covered the same source material against one another, and it’s up to you to decide who comes out on top.

SOURCE MATERIAL: U2's “New Year's Day”
FROM: War (Island, 1983)

COVER NO. 1
BAND: Jack's Mannequin
FROM: Live (2010)

COVER NO. 2
BAND: The Slackers
FROM: New Year's Day 7-inch (Urban Pirate, 2010)