It’s been three years since NYC’s Escort have released a single, though you probably remember their great, Muppet-filled video for “All Through The Night” or their energetic, summer-perfect remix of Feist’s “I Feel It All.” “Cocaine Blues” is their new single, finally, and Escort is offering the album version as a free download on their website. It’s warm, slinky disco, but Escort’s Dan Balis and Eugene Cho always put in details that make their songs evocative without feeling like throwbacks, really. They go over a lot of their process in this Riff City interview. Some of the things they borrow from: nineteenth century folk rhymes, a Jamaican version of a turn-of-the-century blues song.
Escort – “Cocaine Blues”
The “Cocaine Blues” 12-inch is out in September. They’re playing a show at New York’s Highline Ballroom on the 24th. Get tickets here.