Watch Waxahatchee Get Covered on ‘The Walking Dead’

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 03.10.14 in News

Thanks to a licensing issue with Neutral Milk Hotel — namely the band’s refusal to sell their songs anywhere but on record or the road — a few lines from the Waxahatchee song “Be Good” snuck into last night’s episode of The Walking Dead. Covered casket-side by Emily Kinney, it’s not the first time the actress displayed her singing skills on set. The part-time musician also tackled two Tom Waits tracks in previous episodes, “Hold On” and “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up.”

“Each time Beth sings,” music supervisor Thomas Golubic explained to, “it takes a temporary shelter and turns it into a home. It’s the equivalent of putting flowers into a vase.”

“The cool thing about Walking Dead fans is they’re really loyal,” Kinney said in a Rolling Stone interview about her own EP, Expired Love, which she performed in part at a convention. “They really pay attention to everything you do, so even though I don’t think the same people who are in to Walking Dead would be into my kind of music, I do think that the Walking Dead fans really give it a chance.”

As for how Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield feels about all this, she had this to say on Twitter: “Happy a verse of a song I wrote about shotgunning beer was just on national television!”

Amen. Compare/contrast below…