Wild Nothing - "Gruesome Castle"

wake tribute

This Saturday (known across the globe as Record Store Day) Brooklyn based imprint Captured Tracks will be releasing three 7” singles to commemorate Scottish punk rockers the Wake, two of which will feature their own material, and one which includes covers from two 80s inspired outfits, friends and colleagues Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing.

Jack Tatum and his Wild Nothing moniker did not need to do much on the 1985 classic “Gruesome Castle” to make them sound relevant, as they already sound so painstakingly 80s, perhaps even moreso than the Wake themselves. Tatum's pensive vocals and the dreamy ambience his band creates certainly gives it a vintage vibe, helping it sound pretty similar to the Wake's original. Check it out below, and cop that shit at your nearest record store come Saturday.