Devon Williams – “Around In A Maze (Ice Choir Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Around In A Maze” is a lovely retro power ballad on former Lavender Diamond guitarist Devon Williams’ latest solo album Gilding The Lily. Williams is releasing a digital single for another song from that album, “All I Have To Do,” and for the B-side he commissioned Ice Choir (aka former Pains Of Being Pure At Heart drummer Kurt Feldman, who also recently remixed A Sunny Day In Glasgow) to turn the track into jaunty sunshine synthpop that sounds like Ariel Pink having an exceptionally happy drug trip inside a computer. Williams wrote a splendid song here, and Feldman found a way to alter its DNA without subverting its spirit. Listen below.

The “All I Have To Do” digital single is out 9/30 on Slumberland. Pre-order it here, and check out Williams at some upcoming California tour dates:

10/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour (with Tennis)
11/01 San Diego, CA @ Casbah (with Frankie Rose)
11/02 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater (with Frankie Rose)
11/04 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (with Frankie Rose)