Over the past year, Brooklyn duo Tanlines have been role models for the remix route to launching a new project, letting expectations for their own material take shape around the outlines of their redo-resume. They’ve turned in some great ones, tweaking Au Revoir Simone, The Tough Alliance, Glasser, and Bombay Bicycle Club (all of which you’ll find below) to inform the recently released, balmy “S.A.W.,” their first original with proper verse vocals, sounding like Muscles packed his synths and one inch badge pin for holiday in Ibiza. Their new single “Real Life” is another step up, on another proper song their own (an EP’s in the offing). It stirs up all sorts of percussion and synths with sunset guitars and vocals into a jam that’s danceable but forlorn, humid but chilled out. Listen:
Tanlines’ “Real Life” digital single is available now on iTunes, with remixes from Memory Tapes and Basic Needs, and their forthcoming Settings EP, is March 9 via True Panther Sounds. Here’s their recent remix of Minneapolis electro-pop crew Solid Gold:
If you’ve missed the earlier wave of redos, here’s a worldwide primer. Starting with the great one for “Apply,” by L.A.’s Glasser:
Sweden’s The Tough Alliance:
The U.K.’s Bombay Bicycle Club:
Brooklyn’s Au Revoir Simone:
Now you know.