Tanlines Remix Gotye (Stereogum Premiere)
It would seem that mutli-chart-topping pop star Gotye is not content with mere multi-chart-topping pop-star status, or at least will not be until you have a seat at the table. To wit: remix strategy 2012, via which he courts you by commissioning artists from your iPod to reshape his material into a mold more your speed. Last week we heard Yeasayer’s relaxedly weird recut of Gotye’s propulsive drama-pop track “Eyes Wide Open,” and today it is Brooklyn balmy-pop princes Tanlines on the same track, who swap the propulsion for their brand of soothing balm. Streamable, instant blood-pressure abater, see if the Gotye Strategetye™ works:
Gotye’s Eyes Wide Open Remix EPis out 8/21 via Universal. Tanlines are DJing the SoHo GAP store in NYC at our behest tomorrow 8/16 from 6PM to 8PM, and you can go: RSVP here.