Rush Midnight – “Take Us There” & “Little Bit” (Lykke Li Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Rush Midnight, AKA former Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning, released his strong self-titled debut LP just four months ago, but it’s already getting reissued with additional tracks this fall. And when you’ve got notable music stored up in the vaults, why not use it to attract a new round of attention to a deserving LP? The fresh material includes “Take Us There,” which reminds me of fellow Twin Shadow associate Sinkane’s recent Sade homages but with more neon. The deluxe Rush Midnight will also include Manning’s version of Lykke Li’s breakthrough blog hit “Little Bit”; the Michael Beharie-produced cover transforms “Little Bit” from something coy into something sensual. Both tracks function as worthy addenda for established fans and fine introductions for newcomers, and you can stream each one below.

The deluxe reissue of Rush Midnight is out 9/30 on Last Gang. Check out Rush Midnight on tour this fall opening for Lights:

10/16 Ottawa, ON @ Algonquin Commons
10/18 Montreal, QC @ Le National
10/20 Fredericton, NB @ Capitol Exhibition
10/21 Moncton, NB @ Capitol Theatre
10/22 Halifax, NS @ Halifax Forum
10/24 Portland, ME @ Fort City
10/25 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/27 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/29 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/31 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
11/01 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
11/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/04 St. Andrew’s Hall @ Detroit, MI