Song of the Day 5/28/08: M83 - We Own The Sky (Maps Remix)
Maps and M83 is quite the appropriate pairing - two spacey, shoegaze acts that would nestle up alongside each other quite nicely on a mix CD. It's fitting they did a remix trade recently - M83 reworking Maps' "To the Sky," and Maps returning the favor, shifting and twisting M83's "We Own the Sky." The latter is our song of the day - a fluttering dreamer that rolls along the elongated peaks and valleys of pitch-bent synthesizer chords. At risk of making the connection they so obviously want us to make (c'mon - each of the tracks they traded references the sky), this one floats at a high and brilliant altitude, landing itself somewhere up there in the clouds.
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