Friday, 21 October 2011

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Death Cab For Cutie! (+Bonus Track + Free Download!)

SummersRadio™ New Remix + Bonus Track + Free Download! Death Cab For Cutie - 'You Are A Tourist' (The 2 Bears Remix)/ The 2 Bears - 'Bear Hug' (Cristoff Remix) You may be thinking 'hey - didn't you just post a new DCFC remix last week'? Why yes, I did - as mentioned last week DCFC is releasing a new remix each week for a total of seven weeks - until their entire new 'Keys And Codes Remix EP' is officially released on November 22nd. I quite like DCFC but somewhat strangely I haven't felt compelled to buy their new album yet - it doesn't seem to be nearly as wonderful as 'Transatlanticism' or even 'Narrow Stairs' - it just sounds a bit watered down to me. However after hearing only two remixes I'm already committed to purchasing the full remix EP. So there's five remixes left - and if they're good - I'll post them too!

So this week's new remix is of their single 'You Are A Tourist' - by London's 2 Bears. The 2 Bears are a duo consisting of Raf Rundell and Hot Chip's Joe Goddard. This is an interesting remix - although I see that it's receiving a lot of flack in the youtube and itunes comments sections. But then a surprising number of people just don't get remixes anyway - sad, but true. I must admit that as a rule I'm generally not a fan of sped up vocals in a remix - and they are here. The effect is rather odd - it's almost like they're trying to make Ben Gibbard sound more like the Pet Shop Boy's Neil Tennant! But then when I first posted the video for 'You Are A Tourist' in April, I mentioned that I think that Gibbard also sounds like Jon Anderson (of Yes and Jon & Vangelis fame) when singing the line 'this fire grows higher'! Am I crazy or spot on?Anyway if you can get past the odd vocals, musically speaking this remix is top notch - and it has some awesome cowbell as well... Enjoy!

Bonus Track + Free Download! The 2 Bears released their third EP in May called 'Bear Hug' on Southern Fried Records. It's available in the U.K. - and in the U.S. on itunes, but somewhat annoyingly it's not on itunes here in Canada - however it is available on Beatport - along with the 'Bear Hug Remixes' EP that came out in July.


Here's an interesting remix of the title track from the 'Bear Hug' EP that I came across on Soundcloud by Manchester's Chris Massey aka cristoffmassey. If this superbly funky remix is to your liking you can download it for free courtesy of cristoffmassey here: (or click the download arrow below)

This is the 'Cristoff Remix' of The 2 Bears track 'Bear Hug'... Enjoy!

The 2 Bears - Bear Hug (Cristoff remix, mastered) by cristoffmassey

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