White Lies – “Is Love (Stereolab Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple weeks back you might have watched White Lies’ E.T.-esque video for “Bigger Than Us,” the first single from Ritual. Stereolab remixed the first kick off on Ritual, “Is Love.” Stereolab announced that they’d be going on hiatus in 2009 (they release material that they recorded at the same time as Chemical Chords in 2010), so I bet remixes from the band are pretty rare now. The beat here is all Stereolab; it feels like one of their grooves: pulsing, straightforward. It works well with vocalist Harry McVeigh’s frigid vocals. It warms up about halfway through though. Listen:

White Lies – “Is Love (Stereolab Remix)”

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Ritual is out now.