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Hear ‘Stranger Things’ Star Sing Mac DeMarco’s ‘Salad Days’

Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on Netflix series, sings indie rock cover on Twitter

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'Stranger Things' star Finn Wolfhard covered Mac DeMarco's "Salad Days" in a Twitter post.

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Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the Netflix smash Stranger Things, continues to demonstrate his well-rounded taste in rock music. Two months after sharing an unplugged electric guitar cover of Nirvana’s “Lithium,” the 13-year-old posted a brief cover of fellow Canadian Mac DeMarco’s dreamy “Salad Days” on Twitter Thursday night.

“Playing a little Mac Demarco before bed. Night twitter!” Wolfhard wrote, linking a 28-second recording. “As I’m getting older, chip up on my shoulder/ Rolling through life, to roll over and die,” the actor croons in the clip, followed by a round of blissful “la-la-la”s.

In September, Wolfhard hyped punk band PUP after they won the Polaris Music Prize for their second LP, 2016’s The Dream Is Over. “First off, they are so … committed to them being Canadian,” he said in a video ahead of the awards ceremony. “A lot of the songs are about Canada. If you don’t like Canada, then I don’t know.” (Wolfhard previously appeared in the band’s 2014 video for “Guilt Trip.”)

In a Vulture interview, the actor praised bands who were popular in the Eighties, including Tears for Fears, the Clash and A-ha. “My dad and my mom used to play that kind of music in the car when I was a baby,” he said. “And then my mom introduced me to the Beatles, and I got obsessed with the Beatles, and then I just went from there. I would also search the web: You know how one video leads to another leads to another? It was kind of like that, but with songs. A Beatles song led to a Led Zeppelin song, and then a Led Zeppelin song led to the Rolling Stones.”

In August, Stranger Things was renewed for a second season, slated to premiere in 2017. In the meantime, Wolfhard has signed on to the big-screen remake of Stephen King’s It, playing Richie “Trashmouth” Tozier. 



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