Holy Ghost! – “On Board” (Friendly Fires Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Michael McDonald collaborating/Phoemixing DFA duo Holy Ghost! are trading covers with UK dance-punkers Friendly Fires on a forthcoming split 12″. Funny, that, since Friendly Fires’ “On Board” is already a stomping bass/clicked-and-quirked dance jammer in the DFA vein, leaving Holy Ghost! no choice but to dial down the DFA. Still, they’re doing the song a favor here: flipping “On Board” into a shimmery disco-dusted electro anthem brings out the hook’s chant potential; not to hard to imagine a crowd in too-tight clothing rejoicing in the stands to this one.

Holy Ghost! – “On Board” (Friendly Fires Cover)

Here’s the original:

The split 12″ is out via XL/DFA on 3/8 in physical and digital formats. Digital gets you a bonus track — check the listing:

A1 Friendly Fires – “Hold On”
A2 Friendly Fires – “Hold On (Instrumental)”
B1 Holy Ghost – “On Board”
B2 Holy Ghost – “On Board (Instrumental)”

01 Friendly Fires – “Hold On”
02 Friendly Fires – “Hold On (Instrumental)”
03 Holy Ghost – “On Board”
04 Holy Ghost – “On Board (Instrumental)”
05 Holy Ghost – “On Board (Dub)”