New Doves – “Push Me On (Playgroup Megamix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

After prepping with a Progress Report and then tracking “Jetstream” and Kingdom Of Rust’s emotional title track, we felt pretty secure in our knowledge of Doves’ fourth album, though in no way did we expect an icy, 12-minute, techno-infused remix of a b-side. But here goes: British electroclash act Playgroup, aka Trevor Jackson, has extended non-album track “Push Me On” and taken it onto a very cold dance floor. More surprising than the remix itself? That it basically works. Even if you spit out your afternoon coffee when you read the word “electroclash.”

Doves – “Push Me On (Playgroup Megamix)” (MP3)

Kingdom Of Rust is out 4/6 via Astralwerks. It’s available for pre-order. The guys are also about to launch their first US tour since 2005:

5/14 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/15 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
5/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
5/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/19 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
5/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
5/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
5/23 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Festival
5/26 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
5/29 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
5/30 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
6/01 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
6/02 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
6/04 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
6/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
6/06 – Washington, DC @ 9.30 Club
6/07 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Get more info at the band’s MySpace.