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: The Animals' “The House Of The Rising Sun”
FROM: The Animals (MGM, 1964)

COVER NO. 1
BAND: Muse
FROM: 1 Love (B-Unique, 2002)

COVER NO. 2
BAND: The Gaslight Anthem
FROM: iTunes Session EP (SideOneDummy, 2011)