Nashville locals Milktooth have been busy, to say at the least. After two years of touring from 2010-2011, the band was able to follow up on their eponymous first EP with 2012’s Wild Before Our Eyes. Not only did they record and release their second EP, but they were also able to embark on a new project, the “Stay Home America” web series. It is a monthly series of – you guessed it! – awesome covers. We here at Cover Me may be a little late to the game (the first cover was released back in July), but we are glad to have stumbled upon their fantastic renditions of Kavinsky’s “Nightcall,” the xx‘s “Fiction,” and Beach House‘s “Wild.”
The idea behind “Stay Home America” is pretty simple: Milktooth covers songs that they like, and that’s that. The band’s admiration for the originals is apparent but not blatant; each cover has its own feel to it. “Nightcall,” famous for its introduction to the film Drive, is slightly stripped down but still has that dark, synthy vibe. Their rendition of “Fiction” lacks the minimalism of the original but still feels just as eery. Milktooth’s take on “Wild” is probably the truest to the original, but still an aural treat.
Milktooth – “Nightcall” (Kavinsky)
Milktooth – “Wild” (Beach House)
Milktooth – “Fiction” (the xx)
See what else Milktooth is up to on their website.