Today The Control Group releases El Perro Del Mar’s “I Was a Boy”, the third digital single from her critically acclaimed LP Pale Fire. The album’s standout electro-ballad comes backed with three remixes of “Hold off the Dawn”, two of which are now available to fans above. Each of the single’s three remixes (contributed by Gidge, Nattbuss, & Vessel) allow listeners a completely different way to look at the alluring second single.
The first remix, done by Swedish electronic duo Gidge, is available today courtesy of XLR8R. The duo alienates Sarah Assbring’s vocals neighboring them against subtle glitches; only to then smash the hypnotically repetitive chorus against a disco infected pulse. Meanwhile fellow remixers Nattbuss push El Perro Del Mar’s sonic offerings to a far more electronic place. Boasting deep house beats, their take on the song is peppered with creeping drops that keep listeners on their toes (that is, if they’re not already dancing). The third remix comes courtesy of UK’s rising, Sebastian Gainsborough, otherwise known as Vessel whose erie rendition of the song is suitable for the most thrilling of dramatic movies.
Pale Fire, called “a weighty collection of experimental pop songs” by NPR, was released in November of 2012, but continues to burn bright. Stay tuned for more news regarding El Perro Del Mar, including a music video for new single, “I Was a Boy.”
:: WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYIN’ ::“
“Majestic and assured, Pale Fire completes El Perro Del mar’s metamorphosis from bedroom chanteuse to full-fledged diva.” – PASTE
“In an industry constantly begging for innovation, Pale Fire delivers magnificently.” – Under the Radar
“Although she has been releasing music for nearly a decade, it is with her new album (her fourth), Pale Fire, that she truly stakes her claim as a distinctive voice in the indie music world.” – KCRW
“The songs only hint at club land from a distance; beats arrive in a lush haze of overdubbed voices and floating tones. As she watches love drift into and, more often, out of reach, the songs find themselves dissolving too.” – New York Times
“The lyrical brevity is still present, only this time she weighs her words much more wisely” – VICE
” Her previous output could be considered exercises in delicate beauty, but there’s a stronger pulse to Pale Fire. ” – CMJ
“It’s an unmistakable departure. But when her staid delivery and lyrics sink in, the artistry that draws listeners toward El Perro Del Mar comes to light.” – FILTER