Wild Nothing burst onto the scene last year with the wonderful Gemini, and lately they’ve been touring in support of it. The album offers lovely, downtempo rock with a heavy emphasis on the atmosphere. Their melodies swoop in over the rest of the music in a way that feels both current and like a throwback to late ’90s dream pop and shoegaze. Given the debt to history, it’s no surprise that they have been taking on Primal Screams “Velocity Girl” during their current tour.
The slight haze hanging over the original version with the casual melody suits Wild Nothing’s sound perfectly, and it shows on their cover. Wild Nothing doesn’t change too much sonically, but they really don’t need to in order to make it sound like their own. The result is quite pleasing, and certainly seemed to be a hit among the crowd there for the show. Check it out in the video below.
Wild Nothing – Velocity Girl (Primal Scream cover)
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