Longstanding Danish alt-rock group Mew are releasing their sixth studio album, '+ -', at the end of the month following a nearly six year hiatus.
A couple of songs from the record have surfaced so far, but Water Slides is the lead single leading up to the record's release – and, as that release date approaches, the band have shared a new remix of the song by 808 State's Graham Massey.
Massey has put his name to a lot of remixes over his 20+ year career with 808 State, but the past couple of years have seen him tone down on the remix output. Maybe he's only taking on jobs when he can do something wild, as in the case of this rework of Water Slides, which hollows out most traces of the original song, turning it into a spectral yet funky machine dub.
Mew are set to tour the UK shortly – check those dates below.
Mew live dates:
May 16th: The Great Escape, Brighton
May 17th: ABC, Glasgow
May 19th: HMV Ritz, Manchester
May 20th: Roundhouse, London
May 21st: Green Man Festival, Wales
Play It Again Sam release '+ -' on April 27th 2015 (pre-order).