New Goldfrapp – “Little Bird” (Animal Collective Remix)

Animal Collective’s balmy, colorful headlining set was a Pitchfork Festival highlight. On Goldfrapp’s “Caravan Girl” digital single, they sprinkle a thimble full of tropical fireworks onto Seventh Tree’s “Little Bird.” It’s an interesting, pretty overlap — Alison Goldfrapp’s smeary, plaintive vocals and AC’s percussive magic spiraling into an extended (and understated) coda swirl. It’s the best use of Goldfrapp this year. Also, this goes without saying, but Alison appears (dramatically) on the single’s cover photo.

The “Caravan Girl” Digital EP is out today on Mute. The other tracks: “Caravan Girl” proper plus “a live choral version,” along with a live acoustic “Monster Love.” The band play North American shows soon:

09/12 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
09/14 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
09/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
09/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum