Studio wizard Todd Rundgren has made a nice habit of remixing other artists in the last couple of years. Following a surprise Lindstrøm rework, his take on “Elephant” by Tame Impala was the best of the many remixes the band did. Now the psych-pop legend has taken on Au Revoir Simone’s “Boiling Point.” It will appear on the band’s upcoming remix EP, brightness/contrast, along with takes by Étienne Daho and David Lynch, among others. The original was a spacious and pillowy track, but Rundgren rebuilds it into a shimmering and dramatic counterpoint. Listen below and check out the dates for Au Revoir Simone’s tour with Broken Bells.
02/28 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03/01 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
03/03 Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
03/04 Montreal, Quebec Metropolis
03/05 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/07 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
03/09 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
03/11 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
03/12 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
brightness/contrast is out 3/4 via Instant.