Because this is probably something you’ll want to know about when you grab beers with your hipster friends later tonight, Animal Collective has remixed Phoenix.
Per AC’s Josh Dibb (Deakin) (via):
This spring i was in Panama with Brian [Weitz (Geologist)].
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, weve listened to phoenixs 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
And, now, check it out for yourself…
“Love Like A Sunset” (Animal Collective Remix)
Update: According to Pitchfork, the above remix will be part of an official collection of reworkings, aptly titled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection), and which will also feature the talents of Passion Pit, Devendra Banhart, YACHT, Chairlift, and Friendly Fires. It’s due out October 13th via Glassnote/Loyauté. Sweet.