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Daniel Davies and Sebastian Robertson cover the Pixies’ “Wave of Mutilation” for Sharknado 3 — listen

on June 04, 2015, 9:55am

Just when you thought it was safe to go to Washington, D.C., a new Sharknado blows in. On July 22nd, Syfy network will premiere Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, the third in installment of the wildly successful satirical disaster films. Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo all reprise their roles, joined by a cast that includes David Hasselhoff, Bo Derek, Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter, Jerry Springer, and N’Sync’s Chris Kirkpatrick. Yep.

Believe it or not, it actually gets better. Daniel Davies, son of The Kinks’ Dave Davies and godson of legendary composer/director John Carpenter, teamed with composer Sebastian Robertson to cover Pixies’ “Wave of Mutilation” for the film. Go ahead and re-read that sentence, we’ll wait.

Davies, who helped produce and performed on Carpenter’s recent Lost Themes, puts a new wave twist on the Doolittle cut. The scuzzy guitars of the original are replaced by buzzing synths, and the whole thing is slowed down just a hair. This does nothing to take any bite out of the song, however, and instead gives it an even more dramatic vibe. It’s hard to deny that the lyrics are a perfect fit for a Sharknado film, and Davies and Robertson present them in an incredibly solid take on the track.

“When Brian McNelis from Lakeshore Records approached us about doing some covers for the soundtrack, it was under his guidance that Wave of Mutilation was chosen,” Davies tells Consequence of Sound. “The connection between the flying sharks and the Pixies’ ocean spoke clearly to us and we had a great time recording and arranging the track. It was an honor to add our spin to such an inspired song. ‘Wave of Mutilation’ is timeless and we just hope we’ve done it justice.”

“Wave of Mutilation” will be released as a double-A-side digital single b/w “Shark Attack” on June 9th. Pre-orders are going on here. Because you want it, find the Sharknado 3 trailer below.

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