New Audio: Check Out Wildling’s Haunting Cover of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold”

Comprised of Ryan Levine (lead vocals), Justin Levine (bass), Andrew Ampaya (keys, vocals), Erik Janson (guitar, vocals) and Casey Brothers (drums), the Los Angeles-based quintet Wildling were founded back in 2012, and although currently unsigned, the quintet will be embarking on their first ever tour this week, opening for Hey Marseilles. And to build up buzz for their tour, the band released a cover of “Heart of Gold,” which consists of swirling electronics, guitars and vocals fed through reverb and distortion to craft a spectral and contemporary sound that retains the heartache of the original.

If you dig the track, you can download it for free here:

Tour Dates

8/27 – Wenatchee, WA – Cafe Mela
8/28 – Yakima, WA – The Cave at Gilbert Cellers
8/29 – Eugene, OR – Cozmic Pizza
9/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Satellite
9/2 – San Francisco, CA – Brick + Mortar
9/3 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
9/4 – Portland, OR – Miss. Studios

See how the Wildling cover compares with a live version of Neil Young‘s classic song below.