Earlier this year, our friends in Letting Up Despite Great Faults dropped their album IV, the first LP from the group in ten years; we’ve written extensively about the new album, but today, they’re sharing a Remix EP, with this Slow Magic version of “Corners Pressed” being one of the standout tracks. Instead of the heavenly jangles, the electronic element gets the highlight here, giving the song more of a driving force, as opposed to the dreaminess of the original. It’s like a perfect reimagining of the record, and one can only marvel out how perfectly these pieces all seem to fit together. The IV Remixes EP is available to jam out to, today!
There’s been a lot going on in Austin this week, musically speaking, so I wanted to take a moment to sort of wrap-up the goods from all our friends here in the city. I won’t wax poetical on too much…I’ll just skip on down to the hits. Follow me if you’re so inclined.
After an excellent year with the release of his album, Devoted, Walker Lukens has decided to up the ante by releasing a six song Devoted Remixed EP. It’s going to be a short little stop-gap in his writing process, offering up remix versions of 6 album tracks, revised, so to speak. Our premiere brings you “Lover (Two Dudes in Love Remix),” which demonstrates the care and detail on the tracks within the EP; it’s a much sparser version of the original, leaving lots of empty space for beats and loops to move within. The remix, as the title indicates, was completed by San Francisco production team of Two Dudes In Love. He’ll be offering up the EP on May 27th, with a special release show on May 31st at Stubbs; the show will also feature locals Ruby Jane and Hello Wheels. Take your time with this tune, and if you’ve got it, go back and visit Devoted…then thank us later.
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The trial run went well enough that the IT Department is going into production. Version 1.0 will include some have-to listens, our first repeat guest, some darkwave, a new to me artist and *gasp* a remix or two. People that know me know I hate remixes, so you may not gasp, but I know a few out there will.
Past the break you will tracks from M83, Tunnels, Active Child, Walls (kind of) and more.
So welcome to the next step, welcome to the IT Department V1.0.