Mas Ysa – “Years (Dutch E Germ Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)
Mas Ysa, well-traveled avant-pop upstart Thomas Arsenault’s alter ego, is in the midst of a West Coast tour run in support of this year’s Worth EP, and he’s just released a remix of his trembling single “Years” to mark the occasion. Dutch E Germ, aka former Gang Gang Dance member Tim DeWit, has taken a minimal, foreboding song and made it only slightly less minimal and foreboding. DeWit’s remix is the sound of a door cracking open on the harrowing “Years” to bathe it it in faint celestial light, but not at the expense of the original’s chilling demeanor. Listen below, where you’ll also find the remainder of Mas Ysa’s West Coast dates.
2/21 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
2/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
2/23 San Diego, CA @ Casbah