New Notwist – “Boneless (Panda Bear Remix)”

If you were forced to close your eyes and had to guess, it’d be hard to locate the original song behind Panda Bear’s “remix” of the Notwist’s “Boneless.” Which is why it’s Noah’s photo up there, not the German ambient pop crew. Whereas Odd Nosdam added skittering fuzz and distortion to The Devil, You + Me’s “Sleep,” Panda Bear rebuilds “Boneless” from top to bottom, shifting the rhythm and pitch, adding a tropical core that doesn’t exist on the original. As the word “boneless” might suggest (and maybe suggested to him?), he gives the song an entirely new skeleton.

In case you want to compare/contrast the climate-changing extreme makeover, take a listen to “Boneless” in its original form:

The Notwist – “Boneless” (MP3)

You can take this remix home as the b-side to the Notwist’s “Boneless” single: It’s out now via Domino. The Notwist go on tour, sans Panda Bear, this Friday:

10/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
10/11 – Montreal, QB @ Le National
10/12 – Boston, MA @ Roxy Theater
10/13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
10/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
10/20 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
10/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
10/23 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
10/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/25 – Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan
10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater