Porter Robinson – “Sad Machine (Anamanaguchi Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

I’ve written words and words in praise of Porter Robinson’s “Sad Machine,” as well as a few about Worlds, the forthcoming album from whence it came. So let’s get straight to it: Robinson’s spectral boy-meets-android love story is one of the year’s best songs, and now Anamanaguchi have remixed it. This new version amps up both the track’s twinkly quotient and its overdriven crunch while also lacing it with more of a dance-floor thump. Listen below.

Worlds is out 8/12 on Astralwerks. Pre-order it here, and check out Robinson’s North American tour dates:

8/28 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
8/29 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
8/30 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
8/31 Portland, OR @ Roseland
9/1 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
9/2 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
9/4 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
9/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
9/6 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
9/9 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
9/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
9/11 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
9/12 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
9/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Center
9/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
9/18 El Paso, TX @ Buchanan’s
9/19 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
9/20 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
9/21 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
9/22 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
9/24 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
9/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
9/26 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
9/27 Madison, WI @ Orpheum
9/29 London, ON @ London Music Hall
9/30 Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Hall
10/2 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/3 Toronto, ON @ Koolhaus
10/4 Ottawa, ON @ Earnst & Young Center
10/5 Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theater
10/7 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/8 Hartford, CT @ The Dome
10/9 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
10/11 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/13 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
10/15 Tallahassee, FL @ Coliseum
10/16 Tampa, FL @ Amphitheatre
10/17 Orlando, FL @ HOB
10/18 Miami, FL @ Fillmore