The Kills take Fleetwood Mac‘s folk rock lo-fi and transform it into a dim-lit garage lo-fi. The duo’s fuzzy guitars and low-riding vocals celebrate a punk-rock alternative to “Dreams,” a diamond track off a diamond album, Rumours–said to still be the “perfect album.”
The 1977 record, which has sold 40 million copies to date, broke norms with just below $1 million in production costs and recordings in seven studios altogether. Most of all, it has sustained longevity that matches the band’s enduring success. With 17 studio albums, and an immortal namesake, Fleetwood Mac has never stepped out of rotation.
In honor of their achievements, artists including The New Pornographers, MGMT, Lykke Li, St. Vincent, Best Coast, The Kills and many others have joined forces to pay them homage by way of Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, to-be-released August 14th. With “Dreams,” the twosome featuring guitarist Jamie Hince and tough girl, Alison Mosshart channel Stevie Nicks’ rasp and moody lure in a stripped raw reinterpretation of the smash hit bringing it back to (haunting) life.