By Kavit Sumud | November 30th, 2012
The tracks from Chad Valley’s debut LP, Young Hunger, certainly live up to the album’s name; so effuse are they with that feeling of earnest, young love, that the towering Balearic and synth beats can feel like a John Hughes movie marathon was injected directly into your veins. While Chad Valley’s production skills keep the songs from becoming too moonstruck, if that level of insta-romance freaks you out — as it does for me — then Man Without Country’s remix is here to save the day.
Man Without Country is a South Wales-based duo who, according to their own site, “specialize in an atmospheric, sometimes uneasy sonic palette.” Their remix of “Tell All Your Friends” certainly is in line with that. Glittering with expertly dropped piano, synth and reverb, Man Without Country transform Chad Valley’s track into a dark love story. It’s like skateboarding through a dystopian wonderland, hand in hand with your love.