Watch Beth Sing Waxahatchee On The Walking Dead (Because They Couldn’t Get Neutral Milk Hotel)
The Walking Dead takes place in a tragic, apocalyptic reality where armies of corpses are after flesh and the fellow survivors are even more dangerous, so you’d think the show’s characters wouldn’t have much time for indie rock. Apparently, they do, though! The character Beth Greene (played by Emily Kinney) has already established herself as the show’s resident hipster; she sang Tom Waits’s “Hold On” on the show last season. And on last night’s episode, she sang “Be Good,” a song from Waxahatchee’s debut album American Weekend, to her kinda-boyfriend Darryl. Radio.com reports that the show had attempted to license a Neutral Milk Hotel song for the moment, but they ended up with “Be Good” because of what music supervisor Thomas Golubic calls a “licensing hurdle.” But that’s OK; “Be Good” is a great song! Also of note: American Weekend came out in 2012, when The Walking Dead had already been on TV for two years, so I guess the show takes place in the very near future? Watch the clip below.