Feb 29th, 2012
I’m excited to premiere the Birds & Batteries remix of Peter Wolf Crier‘s Right Away off their album Garden of Arms. Birds & Batteries gave the original track a real atmospheric sound with fluid bass tones, punctuated drum beats and synth to give the original reverse guitar loops more of a rhythmic feel. I like that it doesn’t stray too far from the original sound, while maintaining the melodic structure – the remix acts as a sort of elastic, stretching sounds to new realms and amplifying it. It’s got a bit of that Postal Service vibe too.
The track is a good representation of the synergy between both acts, the two recently toured the West Coast together where friendships kindled. Remixing is the music world’s version of a love letter – so consider this your hint, PWC. Birds & Batteries dig your style…[wink, wink]
More exciting news, Birds & Batteries are preparing to release their upcoming album “Straylight”. They need your help funding a music video and mastering the album. To find out more, check out their Kickstarter page and donate. Word is, it’s their best album to date, and if their previous work is any indication of what they can come up with, I’ll take their word for it. Besides, there’s a whole list of goodies that you’ll get if you do.
Listen/download the track below.