Electro-Indie

The Mother We Share – Chvrches

I’m not sure how to descrive Chvrches. Replacing the ‘u’ with the ‘v’ in their name certainly smacks of indie band smugness, but their music speaks for itself. This track is carried start-to-end by Lauren Mayberry’s delightfully unique vocals – she sings with the bubbly-sweet air of a Disney star, but the lyrics are magnificent, inspiring and poetic.

Let me offer a pithy quote to sum it up:

Churches are a trio from Glasgow who are super new, like 2012 new, onto the scene and are already making waves and other cliches. Check em.

- SGTMT

 

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All The Eastern Girls (RAC Remix) – Chapel Club

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of exploring RAC’s huge catalog of indietronica remixes, you’ll know that they are the mark of excellence for an indie band and invariably make any song better. You might also have discovered this little gem of a remix, released two years ago. “All The Eastern Girls” is immediately pretentious, pronouncing “this is a love song” over and over again. But then you can drift back and get all nostalgic as they enchant you with dreams of eastern girls with golden skin. It’s curiously addictive, and for me it has permanently melted into the neural fabric of my brain.

 

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Lights (Shook Remix) – Ellie Goulding

Before you think “oh jeez I’ve already got a million remixes of Lights” – wait, hear me out. I thought the same thing, but happened to come across this one in a playlist and was struck by the totally different feel of the song. Unlike most remixes of Ellie Goulding’s music, this one’s not a straight dancefloor cookie-cutter remix. Shook procures the atmosphere of a lounge band, with Goulding’s vocals the highlight of a glittery assortment of instruments. Try it out and see if it doesn’t become your favorite Ellie remix.

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Caramellas (Joakim Remix) – Aeroplane

An infectiously bouncy remix by Joakim. Although it’s the simplest song – just a few vocal samples and a slowly progressing instrumental beat – it somehow finds a magical groove that makes me want to go dance.

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P.S. Sorry for the hiatus. Got busy for a while, but I’m here again and I’ve got tons of music that I’ve been waiting to share. Welcome back.

Perth (Hannes Fischer Remix) – Bon Iver

Yeah, yeah, I know I posted a remix of Perth by Teen Daze just a week ago. But I wish I had waited, because this Hannes Fischer remix of “Perth” just blows it out of the water. I didn’t even think that was possible, but evidently Bon Iver’s remix competition is attracting a lot of serious talent and effort.

Here you go: seven minutes of heaven.

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Angels + Chained – The xx

YEAH! The first two releases from The xx’s new album Coexist. I don’t have to remind you of how world-changing their debut album was, since it must have been mashed-up, covered, and remixed by every artist on the planet. On top of that, it was probably also used in a million different TV shows, movies, commercials – just EVERYWHERE really.

So they’re in that tricky position where their sophomore album has unbelievably high expectations, but from these first two tracks “Angels” and “Chained” it’s obvious that they haven’t missed a beat. Hooray!

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Chained – The xx

 

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Perth (Teen Daze Remix)

Over a year ago, Bon Iver released the most cohesive album ever made in the history of music. Every moment, every song title, every note seemed painstakingly considered to flow seamlessly together. The opening track “Perth” (read: “Birth”) signaled the beginning of a journey for Bon Iver, just as the closer “Beth/Rest” (read: “Death/Rest”) signaled the (blaring-horn-filled) culmination of a great work of art.

“Perth,” a gorgeous mesh of falsetto and little drum rhythms, set the stage for the album’s musical and emotional triumphs. Lucky for us, then, that it just got a nice boost from Canadian chillwave artist Teen Daze. A rebirth, if you will.

A bigger, slower drum beat is the headlining feature of this remix, as well as a gaggle of synths and samples (and was that a tambourine in there somewhere?). Basically, it’s a great remix and it helps get a fresh new take on the song – all the better to appreciate Vernon’s luscious vocals.

 

Pro tip:

Step 1 – Make a playlist of the album Bon Iver, Bon Iver entirely with remixes (Need suggestions of remixes for the other tracks? Write a comment and I’ll spill my collection)
Step 2 – Listen (You may wish to prepare yourself with a j or two)
Step 3 – Profit.

 

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