Music time! Here, the Manchester-based band Well Wishers perform their cover of Sex Bob-Omb’s “Launchpad McQuack” (not the song’s actual name) from the first volume of Scott Pilgrim at a local comic store’s celebration of the final volume. They’re not the first to provide their own music to the lyrics from the graphic novel, but I do dig it. Besides, it’s an easy way for me to remind you that the amazing 16-bit Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World game finally comes out for Xbox Live today, so your PS3-owning friends can stop lording it over you. Enjoy! And thanks to David S. for the tip.
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