by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
I’ve heard many an indie rock beyond discuss their love for Sixpence None The Richer’s smash hit single “Kiss Me.” There’s something about the songwriting on that pop gem that everyone wishes they could write, in some weird and sordid kinda way. Well, Wildhoney have gone and covered it for the 30th anniversary of Slumberland Records’ Single Series. The band decide to chill the song down into a dream-pop void where it floats without an immediacy, but no less radiant in its charm. Stretched and pulled into new tranquility, the song shimmers with gentle synths and quiet programmed drums.
Speaking about it, the band shared:
“Its been a collective favorite song of ours, and joked about covering if for years. Played a somewhat faithful version live once at Damaged City Fest in DC. For the recorded version the idea was a more Antena meets Victorialand era Cocteau Twins vibe, and was originally going to be a cassette only release but Mike dug it so much he wanted to add it to the 7inch. We recorded it along w the A SIDE "Naive Castle" w/ our friend Jordan at the famed Copy Cat Building in Baltimore before most of us moved to LA. We are extremely proud of the track, it was arranged and written on the spot with Lauren taking lead on vocals, keys, synth bass and our first with a drum machine.”