Hockey’s “My Mind” Remixed By Penguin Prison: Idolator Premiere
Portland-bred, Brooklyn-based Hockey have returned with their new album Wyeth Is, and it’s full of lovingly crafted lo-fi indie pop. The LP is more relaxed than “Too Fake” and much of the other fare from 2009’s Mind Chaos, with Ben Wyeth’s slightly weary vocals mixing with analog bleeps and bloops to evoke a sort of mini-scale Peter Gabriel.
This framework makes the tracks especially amenable to remixing, and standout track “My Mind” got a remix from fellow New Yorker Penguin Prison, which we’re premiering today. In Chris Glover’s deft hands, the low-key funk of the original has been poured over a lean four-on-the-floor beat and ping-ponging synths. Then everything gradually builds up into a neon dancefloor workout, creating an interesting juxtaposition with Wyeth’s hypnotically calm vocals.
Head below to hear the remix and to check out the remainder of Hockey’s summer tour dates.
Hockey — “My Mind” (Penguin Prison Remix)
July 25 — San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar July 26 — Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre July 27 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent July 29 — Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Night Club (Atrium) August 1 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room August 2 — Vancouver, BC @ The Bitmore Cabaret August 3 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom August 6 — Boise, ID @ Neurolux August 8 — Missoula, MT @ Stage 112 August 9 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room August 10 — Park City, UT @ Canyons Resort August 13 — Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room August 14 — Des Moines, IA @Vaudeville Mews August 15 — St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House August 16 — Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue August 17 — Woodstock, IL @ Wasted Plains August 24 — Eugene, OR @ Kaleidoscope Music Festival