Having tipped These New Puritans for success in 2007 in my Bands I Want To Namedrop etc feature (a little before the times seemingly) then acquiring the fantastic 'Navigate Navigate' for my last podcast [#5], I'm bringing more love to These New Puritans. Albeit in a different form than usual.
Tim Goldsworthy of DFA records fame has given 'Navigate Navigate' (the 15 minute Dior fashion show accompaniment) a tweak under his remixing guise of The Loving Hand. He strips the song down to its basics before adding his own throbbing bassline and an eclectic range of sounds. It doesn't quite match the original but then again, the bar was set pretty high wasn't it?
Considering I also put up the demo of 'Elvis' recently but never pointed you toward the pretty b-ace-ic ("basic" to those without the eye for hilarious word play) video, you can have that too:
And because I'd quite like to go to bed now, read an excerpt from the press release:
"The epic “Navigate, Navigate” highlights the artistic ambition and raw talent of the young band whose rich and disparate influences range from the sound of early 80’s industrial music to numerology, from This Heat to Dubsteb, and from J. Dilla to the films of David Lynch. The track begins with an unassuming sound collage of ambient electronics and feedback drones, which quickly fade out to make way for an urgent drum beat accompanied by brash guitar stabs and Jack’s dislocated vocal musings. Over the course of 15 minutes the track is an ever-mutating blur of layered vocal chants, taut rhythms and subtle details. A track of such stature had to be given an entire side on this, the band’s debut North American 12” release.
On the flip side is a club ready remix by Tim Goldsworthy under The Loving Hand moniker. Tim Goldworthy is part of the heralded DFA production team who have worked with and remixed artists such as The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip and more."
So this remix will be joined by the original on a limited edition 12", some of which will be given away from beatpyramid.com [link]. The band are also hitting SXSW and will be Antone's on March 12th as part of the Domino Records showcase, with people like Simian Mobile Disco, Lightspeed Champion and The Kills in tow. Sounds like a good un.
These New Puritans - Navigate Navigate (The Loving Hand Remix by Tim Goldsworthy) [Yourfilehost download link]