Published Mar 17, 2009It appears that Randy Randall and Dean Spunt of No Age have become go-to guys for indie acts looking to be remixed. First, they stripped Holy Fuck's "Lovely Allen" of its beautiful harmonies and transformed it into a Boredoms-like psych blitz. Now, we have word that they're about to do the same to Bloc Party's "Better Than Heaven" on the English post-punkers' upcoming remix album.
Before that sees the light of day, however, the Cali avant-punks found time to give Fucked Up's latest single an extreme makeover. Released by Matador, this B-side to The Chemistry of Common Life's "No Epiphany" features the duo backward-masking parts of the song's stacked layers for a disorienting experience that makes you forget about most of what made Fucked Up's so enticing, like the Vivian Girls, French horn and those lovely flutes. Dean and Randy strip it apart and rebuild it like a Frankenstein monster, resulting in a collage that unfolds like pure chaos. And while the noise that erupts could very well have been a practical joke by a bunch of known jokers, somehow it's as listenable as the original.
Fucked Up "No Epiphany" (No Age Remix)