We offered propers to Celebration for their big step-up album The Modern Tribe, so named for Katrina’s deep love for friends and musical collaborators. The afrobeat stomp/wicked chanting of “Hands Of Gold” are just one of the LP’s many highlights, and one of the best samples of Celebration’s collaborative spirit. The album cut of “Hands Off” is produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek (as is the rest of the record), features TV man Kyp Malone on backing vox, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs Nick Zinner on guitar. Not enough? This remix brings Ruby Beats (aka Noah Rubin) into the mix; Noah provides background vocals on “Tame The Savage.” Hear he sticks to the studio, playing “Gold”’s soundz like they were born to be an electro booty jam, adding cowbells and all sorts of synthy aural treats.

Turns out “Hand Off” is the go-to remixers choice. If you missed it earlier, grab Simian Mobile Disco’s sweet, sweaty mesh:

The Modern Tribe is out now on 4AD.


[Pic from Pissed Jeans/Celebration/Man Man at Webster Hall 10/2/07]

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