Saturday, 30 January 2010
Long Island shoegaze duo Small Black and Pitchfork favourite Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, have tallied up their fair share of mentions on my blog before; but the latest news of their activity has combined what were once seperate bouts of journalistic enthusiasm into a unison of musical greatness. On their latest Small Black/Washed Out 7" single there's one of the first great remixes of the new decade in the form of Washed Out's take on Small Black's Despicable Dogs. It's a far more electronic and even more distant take on a song that sounded far enough out for most to deal with before it was re-manipulated, and the new version takes what was a sleek shoegazing anthem and makes it into a subtle, Big Pink style hypnotic dance track. Its not one to miss if psyched-out electronica is what you're into, and for that reason alone, the MP3 is now up.
Small Black - Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Remix) (MP3)