NY-based producer and multi-instrumental man Jason Drake aka Cassettes Won’t Listen dropped a treat on us with the (still freely downloadable) One Alternative EP, putting his laptop to work on covers of Pavement, Liz Phair, and Sebadoh. That’s a good way to grab some attention — that and good remixes — and CWL’s parlaying his momentum into a release of some new original material, starting off with “Freeze And Explode.” Turns out that while standing behind others’ works, Jason’s been hiding a sweet, Barsuk-y voice and a deep appreciation for Anchorman. The bittersweet keyboard pop of “Freeze And Explode” doesn’t immediately recall Ron Burgundy and the KVWN Channel Four News Team, but the mustaches and Jason’s multi-role performance definitely does.
I love that video. I also love lamp. You’ll find “Freeze And Explode” on an extended single with this tracklist:
01 “Freeze and Explode”
02 “Another One”
03 “The Last Parachute in Sight”
04 “Freeze And Explode (J Vegus remix)”
05 “Freeze And Explode (Maker remix)”
06 “Freeze And Explode (Instrumental)”