It’s Thursday which must mean it is time for Phoenix remix news. But this one trumps your typical Thursday Phoenix remix news, because it is the news that hearkens an entire Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix remix album, nearly every track covered sometimes multiple times by a strong tag set including Devendra Banhart, Central Park buddies Passion Pit, YACHT, Chairlift, the Soft Pack, Friendly Fires, and more.
Let’s not play games though: the biggest get for internet purposes is this redo by Animal Collective, both because it is Animal Collective, and the title and supplemental info give a big nod to animal in hiding, Deakin. Their choice is “Love Like A Sunset,” grabbing a clip of Part I but mostly focusing on Part II, giving Wolfgang’s epically cresting epicenter their own brand of sublime Feelsing, swirls, drones, shimmering laptop ticks and new beachfront vocals in place of the original’s dusky synth and acoustic strums.
Grab the MP3 while you read Josh’s statement of intent:
This spring i was in Panama with Brian.
We were cramped into a van on a bumpy, winding central american road going a little too fast. Feeling a little edgy, I put on my headphones and listened to United and Alphabetical back to back. I watched passing fruit stands, a sweet central american dusk and memories of the massive schools of jelly fish, snapper, and trevally; the few dolphin and even the few bluefin tuna (too few) that brian and i had just had the joy of diving with the blend of all of these things put me at ease.
Phoenix has been a staple for all four of us since Dave and Noah brought home United from the record store they used to work at. One of the records that would get us through some of those long cross country tour drives, we’ve listened to phoenix’s jams many many times. We were all totally psyched to get asked to do this and it was super fun to work on it.
All the best to those dudes
Sorta funny to see Phoenix post a shot of the band sans Deakin, but in fairness there are a lot more of those floating around these days. Nice remix:
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection) is out digitally in the U.S. 10/13 via Glassnote/Loyauté. The full tracklist:
01 “Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)”
02 “Fences (The Soft Pack Remix)”
03 “1901 Bo Flex’d (Passion Pit Remix)”
04 “Lasso (2 Door Cinema Club Remix)”
05 “Fences (25 Hrs a Day Remix)”
06 “1901 (L’aiglon Remix)”
07 “Love Like a Sunset (Turzi Remix)”
08 “Fences (Boombass Remix)”
09 “Lisztomania (A Fight For Love – 25 Hrs a Day Remix)”
10 “Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)”
11 “Armistice (YACHT Remix)”
12 “Girlfriend (Young Fathers Remix)”
13 “Fences (Chairlift Remix)”
14 “Rome (Neighbours with Devendra Banhart Remix)”
15 “Love Like a Sunset (Animal Collective Remix – Deakin’s Jam)”