"Where Are You (Hooray for Earth Remix)" by Chad VanGaalen // Shrink Dust (Available Now via Sub Pop)
This is a case of two favorites crashing into one another and the magic that ensues. Chad VanGaalen has always had one foot in the world of the wonderfully weird and one foot in the world of pop brilliance. Hooray For Earth inhabit a similar world that adheres to their rules of experimental pop beauty. Hearing the two together inside the walls of one song could lead you to worry that something will go off the rails at any moment, but you’d be wrong. In fact, Hooray For Earth’s reworking of VanGaalen’s wild-as-fuck album track, “Where Are You” manages to rein in the jagged edges of the original and focus that explosive energy into something altogether infectiously wonderful. Under the influence of Hooray for Earth, “Where Are You” pulsates with a vibrant energy that could pass for an otherworldy psych pop hymnal. There’s something magical about what happens here that leaves you lost in the song’s radiant atmosphere - not quite a Hooray for Earth song, but no longer VanGaalen’s lovely oddity. Definitely check this out and if you like what you hear, grab a free download by hitting the “down arrow” in the album artwork.
In LOVE with this track.