Cults - "High Road (Baio Remix)"

When he isn’t busy playing bass with Vampire Weekend, Chris Baio makes catchy dance tracks — his latest EP, Mira, was released in October. Baio is a master of good vibes, so naturally, he remixed the chronically sad-but-sunny Cults track “High Road” off of their sophomore album Static. Baio gives Madeline Follin space to stretch out her saccharine voice amidst a blown-out drumbeat and a disco keyboard progression that almost sounds out of place until the Brian Oblivion’s hushed harmony carries the track into a slow build-up. There’s a murky subtext that bottom-feeds on the vast majority of Cults’ tracks, but Baio makes “High Road” sound almost weightless. Listen below.

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  1. I like Cults. Stereogum kind of gave them short shrift on the latest album rollout. Yet their latest album was def. better than Reflektor and Vampire Wekeend’s album. So what does that tell you, and why?

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