Step Rockets – West Coast (Cheerleader Remix)

In recent months, Step Rockets’ alt pop and indie rock has been subjected to some fine remixes that run the gamut when it comes to where they sit on the music genre spectrum. Today, the Minneapolis based band brings us a kicking new remix of their sweeping synthrock anthem, West Coast. Last month, Spearfisher had forged a dreamy intoxicating electronic version of West Coast, but Philadelphia’s Cheerleader now takes West Coast on a far different course. As someone who cherishes both these bands, it’s an honor and pleasure to premiere Cheerleader’s perky remix of Step Rockets’ West Coast. Their iteration of West Coast is naughty and sweet, headstrong and rowdy. Cheerleader’s remix immediately takes off with jaunty keys, snappy drums, and a jocund stride. There’s a slick greasiness to this waxy mischievous remix. It slips and slides, jabs and teases, as if always just out of reach. I run after it at full speed, spinning in dizzying circles, enjoying the thrill of this chase. It’s as if Cold War Kids has gone out on a flirtatious date with AWOLNATION, but one brought some flashy brass while the other brought some funky breaks. Download Cheerleader’s tart and lively remix from Soundcloud. The fabulous original comes from Step Rockets’ excellent EP, Future Nature, out now on iTunes

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