Current Swell's Davers Goes Solo with Folk-Rocking "Tooth and Nail"

His self-titled EP will arrive this fall
Current Swell's Davers Goes Solo with Folk-Rocking "Tooth and Nail"
Dave Lang is best known to fans as a singer-guitarist in the laid-back Vancouver Island band Current Swell, but now he's branching out with a solo project called Davers. Ahead of his self-titled EP on November 9, Exclaim! has the premiere of the track "Tooth and Nail."

This is a mellow tune that combines a straightforward country-rock rhythm with spacious production touches. It sounds a bit like Beck's Sea Change in the way it merges poignant folk with lush arrangements.

In a statement, Davers explains that the song is "about inspiring my kids/future kids," with lyrics that directly address his then-unborn daughter. The song also examines the world at large, and Davers adds, "There's so much focus in the world on dividing people — this song tries to look within ourselves to find a common place somehow."

Hear "Tooth and Nail" below.

Davers' new EP was produced by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, the New Pornographers, Dan Mangan). It will come out on Oscar St. Records.