American Hi-Fi have unveiled their cover of Squeeze‘s 1980 single, “Another Nail in My Heart“. A loud and energetic take on the new-wave hit, “Another Nail in My Heart” is American Hi-Fi’s third cover release this summer, following recent reimaginings of Madness‘ “Our House” and Joe Jackson‘s “Steppin’ Out”.
Frontman Stacy Jones shares: “Another Nail in my Heart is a perfect example of the songcraft that makes Squeeze so beloved. How many other pop tunes go to a ripping guitar solo right after the first chorus?!?! As with the covers we’ve recently released, this is one of those tunes that I’ve sung in the shower ad nauseam, and now I hope people will crank up our version and do the same!”
All three cover songs will be featured on American Hi-Fi’s upcoming covers EP, Anywhere Else But Here, due out on August 7 via Rude Records. “We chose them because this is the music that we grew up on,” continues Jones. “These are the artists that made us want to pick up drum sticks, plug in a Jazzmaster, and make a fucking racket with our best friends until the neighborhood shut us down. And that tenet still rings true today. American Hi-Fi has always been a family affair. A brotherhood. Now, more than ever, I appreciate the value of family, of music, of nostalgia, of coming together and sharing the joy of a song that can transport us, even for a moment.”