Monday, January 14, 2008

Remix Album: Red Monroe

We're happy to present to you a little project that Red Monroe has been working on for quite some time. A few months ago, the guys in the band told us that they had asked several DJs and bands to remix each track on their album Policia! Policia!, and were wondering if we might be interested in hosting its release. Of course we were intrigued by the idea initially, but we wanted to find out a little bit more about the project before we decided to commit-- after all, "remix" albums often, um, suck.

Happily, after hearing a bit more about what the guys wanted to do and getting a chance to sample some of the material, we realized that this remix album would not suck.

Turns out we were right (as usual). The album features ten solid remixes, with most tracks exhibiting different stylistic qualities drawn from various genres of electronic music and some bringing a sharper focus on the dance floor, which serves as a pleasantly surprising change of pace for the band. The variety of sounds and textures covered throughout the album is impressive, but the way that the sequencing seems to bring everything together is probably the project's most noteworthy feature. Everything from distorted disco (Frenz) to strangely melodic yet glitchy paranoia (Treewave) to relaxed ambient passages (Mom) can be found here, and I think many of you will be pleasantly surprised with the contributions from various locals. See for yourself--

The Tracklist:

1.) Trees and Poor Houses - DJ Stephen R
2.) ¡Policia!¡Policia! - Jasinski
3.) The Sundown Shade - The Frenz
4.) Midnight Rites - Picnic
5.) City Boy Motel - The Hourly Radio
6.) Lion in Waiting - Treewave
7.) Fever Kids - Smile Smile
8.) Sunday Papers - Kriminal Klub
9.) Governor's Ball - Mom
10.) ¡Policia!¡Policia! (reprise) - Jay Wadley

download it here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is... incredible

8:23 PM  
Anonymous goodshowtom said...

I can personally attest to the unsuckiness of these tracks.

Check out this week for our on-air interview (?!) with Jeff and Ryan on our weird little radio show Sunday night.

Radio love,

Tom U.
The Good Show
FM 88.7 The Choice
Fort Worth, Texas

p.s. Ryan snuck us a freshly-mastered, pre-production Smile-Smile track during the show. Listen to the MP3 to hear it.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous dancing dog said...

great job. very fun.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous BadTaste said...

Eh! Pretty kick ass! Been digging Red Monroe lately. I like it.

I\'ll be listening to the choice too. YEA! Thanks we Shot JR. Pimps of the underground.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous blackbird said...

wow...this reminds me of the time my mom walked in on me yanking it. only this involves much better music, less humiliation and a lot more gratification. well done gents...well done.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous motts said...

Treewaves track is fucking nuts

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG did WSJR just compliment something Hourly Radio-related?!!

12:17 PM  
Anonymous little feet said...


5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

\"OMG did WSJR just compliment something Hourly Radio-related?!!\"


11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is it going to be released on CD? Vinyl?

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Tahiti said...

Big ups to Red Monroe for reaching out to my man Picnictyme!

11:49 AM  

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