Taylor Swift might be some sort of alien creature sent to Earth to take over the music industry, but let’s be honest: The lady writes some catchy country-pop anthems. Even local post-punk bands are starting to see her appeal—Maryland-based Two Inch Astronaut just released a cover of Swift’s 2009 high school anthem “Fifteen” as part of a compilation from the blog/record label Funeral Sounds. The release is raising funds for Casa Ruby, an LGBTQ resource center that recently opened a transitional home for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.
Don’t worry that the band is getting soft, though. Two Inch Astronaut warped the sweet ditty about dating football players into a noisy track that showcases its members’ wailing guitars and aggressive percussion. The full album, which features tracks from teen suicide, Ricky Eat Acid, and Leor Miller, among others, doesn’t come out until next week, but you can listen to Two Inch Astronaut’s contribution on Stereogum. If the gods smile on us, maybe we’ll even get to see the group team up with Swift when she comes to Nationals Park in July.