CHVRCHES – We Sink (The Range Remix)

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Ahead of their North American tour dates, CHVRCHES have released a remix of their song “We Sink” by tourmate James Hinton a.k.a. the Range. Hinton’s version lingers on Lauren Mayberry’s vocals as a spine throughout, raising the pitch, looping and slowing them down just slightly. It’s a striking feeling to hear the Glasgow synth-pop trio’s breakneck pace changed even slightly. The lush synths of the original track are stripped down and combined with a string arrangement into a thick undercurrent supporting the Range’s trademark quick hitting snares, handclaps and metronomic beats. Hinton is obviously undaunted by the task of changing what’s already such an exceptional track, as he manages to leave enough of the original to make the source recognizable, but adds plenty to make this mix his. Stream it below.

The Range’s Panasonic EP is available now via donky pitch.

STREAM: CHVRCHES – “We Sink (The Range Remix)”

Premiere: Hey Champ – Dominoes

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Sometimes missed opportunities work out for the better. Hey Champ had originally written the beat behind “Dominoes” for Lupe Fiasco years ago. He ended up passing on it. Several years later, the Chicago production duo is releasing the track — now padded with some extra hooks — as their own single. Imagine Simian Mobile Disco meets LCD Soundsystem with some extra synth-pop flair and you’ll get an idea of what you’re in for.

Stream “Dominoes” below, and make sure to grab a copy of Hey Champ’s Dominoes EP when it drops April 22nd.

STREAM: Hey Champ – “Dominoes”

PREMIERE: Tiny Victories – Drinking With Your Ghost

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After a long 2012 filled with shows across the country (including a successful ATG New Noise), Tiny Victories spent all of last year putting together their debut album. The Brooklyn-based duo — comprised of Greg Walters and Cason Kelly — recruited the help of producer Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Holy Ghost!) to craft Haunts, due out June 10th on The Sleepover Party.

Today, we’re fortunate enough to premiere “Drinking With Your Ghost,” the lead single off Haunts. The track evokes traces of The National while staying true to the Tiny Victories signature sound — heavy on the moody synths, and even heavier on Walter’s haunting vocals. Have a listen to “Drinking With Your Ghost” below, and check out Tiny Victories live when they hit the stage with Big Data at our Baby’s All Right show on Thursday, May 8th.

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STREAM: Tiny Victories – “Drinking With Your Ghost” [PREMIERE]

Premiere: Young Liars – Night Window (Great Good Fine OK Remix)

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Meet Young Liars. Hot off a record deal with Nettwerk, these Vancouver indie-poppers are getting ready to take over with their upcoming Night Window EP. Leading the charge on this release is the title track, an uplifting ode to teenage romance. In case you’re still not hooked, the band has also packaged it with an explosive synth-filled remix from ATG favorites Great Good Fine OK. Check it out below, and make sure to grab Young Liars Night Window EP when it drops April 29th. In the meantime, grab a copy of the original “Night Window” on iTunes.

STREAM: Young Liars – “Night Window (Great Good Fine OK Remix)” [PREMIERE]

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Phantogram – Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)

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Phantogram‘s powerhouse single “Fall In Love,” already a masterpiece in itself, gets an almost impossibly delicate reimagination from Until The Ribbon Breaks. This is one of those songs you don’t notice is happening to you until you’re already in orbit, miles above the earth, suspended in this gradual, ethereal rework. Whoever said the best things in life are worth the wait was probably waiting for this song for proof. Stream it below or take a Phantogram-inspired trip to outer space with our friend Sandy Bullock.

STREAM: Phantogram – “Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)”

Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings (Artec Remix)

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Remember back in the day when Passion Pit remixes were a dime a dozen? Seemed you couldn’t walk anywhere without stepping on somebody’s new version of “Sleepyhead.” Artec decided to let the buzz die down and wait a whole half-decade before creating his take on Manners standout “Moth’s Wings.” The Miami producer gives the track a bit more life with this uplifting throwback electro-pop reimagination. Give it a listen below.

STREAM: Passion Pit – “Moth’s Wings (Artec Remix)”

Premiere: Paperwhite – Got Me Goin (Skyes Remix)

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Not long ago we premiered “Burden,” a brooding piece of baroque-pop from Brooklyn’s Skyes. Today we’re bringing you another first listen from the band: their remix of Paperwhite‘s “Got Me Goin.” The synth-pop of the duo’s debut track is replaced with a smooth ambient electronic sound, which goes surprisingly well with Katie Marshall’s original vocals. Give the remix (along with the original) a listen below.

STREAM: Paperwhite – “Got Me Goin (Skyes Remix)” [PREMIERE]

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Coleman Hell – Venezuela

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If you’re a fan of falsettos, synths and sunshine, then Coleman Hell‘s “Venezuela” is about to embed itself deep within your ear drums for the next several days. This lovely tune evokes uncontrollable happiness and even touches upon some of the great things that can be found in its namesake country like models, iguanas and rivers. With the weekend forecast calling for even more rain, just close your eyes and let “Venezuela” transport you to the nearest beach for the next 2 minutes and 41 seconds. Give it a listen below.

DOWNLOAD: Coleman Hell – “Venezuela”

Kid Astray – No Easy Way Out

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Are you ready for your next Scandinavian obsession? Norwegian synth-poppers Kid Astray declare themselves ones to watch in 2014 with “No Easy Way Out.” The follow-up to 2012′s “The Mess,” their latest single is an explosive dose of synth-pop that will grab your ears upon first listen. Fans of Magic Man, Miami Horror and Olympic Ayres, take note — this is your jam of the day. Stream “No Easy Way Out” below.

STREAM: Kid Astray – “No Easy Way Out”

Introducing: Bea

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Bea’s vocals are a refreshing venture from the distant, airy voices of electropop. In her debut single, “Breadwinner,” she dresses alluring vocals with few but elegantly placed rhythm and synth tracks. The result is arrestingly soothing. As of now, Bea hasn’t put much out beyond this song, but we are excited to see what she has in store. Listen to the track below and check out her SoundCloud on March 27th for a free download.

STREAM: Bea – “Breadwinner”