Song of the Day 6/19/08: The Whip - Divebomb (Crystal Castles Remix)
In continuing with our trend of an upbeat week, we bring you a Crystal Castles remix of The Whip's "Divebomb." This isn't so much "summer / roadtrip upbeat" as it is "divebar / grimy upbeat," that brand of electro-jam that pisses off your aging roommate but makes you supremely happy. (Mine's seven years older than me and she doesn't like this song. Must be a generational gap.) Fans of the CC album know to expect their trademark galaxy synths, and there's plenty of that here - but surprisingly, it eclipses the poppiest material on their debut. Call it a nod to accessibility, without compromising the clusterfuck electro niche they carved out for themselves. Hopefully this is a sign that they'll be around for years to come - long enough for me to complain to the next generation that their watered down shit ain't nothin' like Crystal Castles was, way back in the day.
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