Published Feb 15, 2017Japandroids recorded a cover of Talking Heads' "Love → Building on Fire" to back the title track from their recent Near to the Wild Heart of Life on a new 7-inch. Now, the cover has surfaced online.
The duo's reinterpretation of the Talking Heads tune is decidedly more gritty than the original, with some synthesizers making an appearance before it comes to a close. The song stands as the Talking Heads' first piece of commercially released music, preceding their debut Talking Heads: 77 by seven months.
Near to the Wild Heart of Life is out now through Arts & Crafts, though you might be forced to wait a little longer for the vinyl edition. Hear Japandroids cover "Love → Building on Fire" below, and learn five surprising facts about the band's latest LP here.