Gang of Youths have shared a cover of Wilco‘s ‘A Shot In The Arm’.
Performed live in session for SiriusXM station The Spectrum, it comes quickly after the release of the band’s first album in five years, ‘angel in realtime’.
The band’s third full-length features singles including ‘the man himself’ and ‘the angel of 8th ave.’, and is heavily influenced by the passing of frontman Dave Le’aupepe’s father.
“My dad was a gifted and passionate gardener,” he explains. “Despite our humble surroundings, we were always surrounded by beauty. The journey he made from Samoa to NZ to Australia was a difficult and inspiring one, but also fraught with mistakes, regret and terrible choices. I like to think he was building something beautiful, and pondering what life had given him in spite of his mistakes and concealment. We never knew his story until after he died, so this is the most poetic interpretation of his affinity for gardening that I could think of.”