Hear Porches’ auto-tune stripped remix of (Sandy) Alex G’s “Sportstar”

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(Sandy) Alex G | photo by Tonje Thilesen | courtesy of the artist
Alex G | photo by Tonje Thilesen | courtesy of the artist

(Sandy) Alex G’s Rocket is a mighty fine, complex collection of some of his most eclectic, genre-crashing gems to date. One of these standout beauties is the dreamlike ballad “Sportstar,” in which frontman Giannascoli warps his voice with otherworldly auto-tune amidst a thick atmospheric soundscape of gauzy guitars and echoing piano. Aaron Maine’s NY-based synth-pop project, Porches, recently remixed the surreal tune, providing a clarified, breezy companion

Stripping away layers of vocal processing, Porches’ remix of the song summons the deeper and tad demonic Alex G monotone that we all know and love, while spicing it up with a hint of electro-steel drum, island music vibes.

Don’t miss the insanely gorgeous lineup of (Sandy) Alex G with Japanese Breakfast and Cende at Union Transfer on July 8th, then catch Porches for an equally stunning bill when he hits up the Mann Center with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird on August 3rd. Find info on tickets to the shows over at the XPN Concert  Calendar, and treat your ears to the remix of “Sportstar” below.

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