Well, this is lovely.
Brooklyn pop band Chairlift, who released their slightly underappreciated sophomore record Something earlier this year, recorded this alternate version of its song “Met Before” last December. They posted it to YouTube today, swooning us slightly. It’s a clever use of physical space and a great example of novel recording techniques elevating a song beyond its original composition. Posting it on his Tumblr, Fluxblog’s Matthew Perpetua makes a Young Marble Giants comparison that’s pretty spot on. And a total treat, because bands don’t emulate that simple, but mysterious strain of early 80s post-punk often enough.