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