Thursday, April 3, 2008

Remixes: CSS takes over new B-52s

The B-52s released a new album recently, an album that I honestly more or less ignored at first because I assumed it was another sad album by a fiftysomething year old band that should have stopped decades ago. But when a friend emailed me the title track, "Funplex", and a CSS remix of the same song, I was really shocked by how good it was. The male vocals are a little hard to take during the first few listens, but the rest of the song is just wild. They've kept up with the New Wave genre and its progression pretty well in the last 20 years, and this song sounds like it could have just as easily been written and recorded by modern new wave bands like New Young Pony Club or Morningwood. The CSS remix adds a little extra bounce with some cool electro keyboard sounds, and this remix could have easily been the single itself.

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