Gang of Youths performed a cover of Wilco’s ‘A Shot in the Arm’ for SiriusXM’s The Spectrum. Check it out below.
‘A Shot in the Arm’ is taken from Wilco’s 1999 album Summerteeth. In an interview with Stereogum, singer Dave Le’aupepe cited the follow-up to that album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, as an influence on the band’s new record angel in realtime.. “I love Summerteeth, but I just can’t get past that album,” he said. “That first track [‘I Am Trying to Break Your Heart’], it’s bare-bones, but sonically it speaks to this otherworldly type of trials that I think that band were trying to get at.”
“And the real thing for me in that fucking song is the drumming,” he continued. “Glenn [Kotche]’s drumming is absolutely phenomenal and outrageous and strange and almost reflective of this – I don’t want to use the word ‘primitive’ pejoratively, but sort of a primitive style of drumming that I think Donnie [Borzestowski] was really moved by. And so we tried to replicate some of those moments. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot [is] a fucking huge reference for me, just in general.”
Gang of Youths are currently touring the UK in support of their latest album, with the North American leg of their tour set to kick off next month.