3Teeth have released their new two-track EP, Guns Akimbo, featuring cover songs featured in the 2019 film starring Daniel Radcliffe.
For the film, the band covered Sweet’s “Ballroom Blitz” and Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record Baby).” Speaking about the songs, frontman Alexis “Lex” Mincolla says:
“We were in the middle of an 8 week summer tour when Jason ( the director ) hit me up on twitter basically asking if we’d be interested in working on some music for his new movie. I thought his last film Deathgasm was super fun and when he told me the plot and showed me some scenes for Guns Akimbo I was immediately interested. He then told me the cover songs it would be which made me a little skeptical and than told me we basically had like 10 days to turn in masters which was pretty daunting because we literally had 1 day off on our tour schedule which landed 2 days before it needed to be turned in.
He continues: “I knew it was going to be nearly impossible but I said fuck it, we’ll make it happen. So after our show in Nashville we spent a full 12 hour day at Southern Ground studios and didn’t leave till we had the tracks. I remember thinking to myself at one point, why fuck did I agree to this time frame and how badly everyone just wanted to sleep in on our day off but somehow someway it wall worked out and Jason and the producers loved the music. So the lesson learned here is, fuck days off.”
Director Jason Howden adds “Although they were busy touring, Lex generously agreed to smash out a version of Dead Or Alive’s ‘You Spin Me Round’ on one of their rest days. I was under the gun, being told that if we didn’t have a track in a few days, a lame generic music cue would have to suffice. Fortunately, 3Teeth blew everyone away with a crushing take on the 80’s glam pop hit that both surpasses and subverts it. The producers loved the track so much that they agreed to have them record a second cover song, Sweet’s Ballroom Blitz. Working with 3Teeth on the film was an absolute blast.”
Check out the songs below.
When speaking with GENRE IS DEAD! last year, Mincolla mentioned the cover songs saying “We just did two other cover songs for a Daniel Radcliffe movie that’s coming out. I haven’t announced what the covers are, but there are covers that you would never fucking expect and we gave them that 3Teeth re-rubbing and they came out fucking awesome. It’s so weird because I hated the idea of doing a cover song. And now I kind of love it. It’s fun. It’s fun not having to write a song and just sort of interpret it instead. All that burden of everything has to mean something – it’s like this is already a great song, let’s see if we can fuck it up.”
3Teeth were set to go on tour with Carnifex and The Browning and Skold , but the trek was canceled due to COVID-19.