Not since Claire Boucher’s experimental pop project Grimes have we witnessed such an impressive female force among Vancouver’s independent music scene. Rosie June released her Post Listening EP (the follow-up to her 2014 debut album Listening Post) back in September, an enthralling six-track collection of airy, guitar-laden compositions with an electronic backbone. We’re positively stoked to premiere a remix of Rosie June’s Post Listening-cut “Start Promising,” one of the EP’s clear standout tracks, by Brooklyn based art-rockers Here We Go Magic. HWGM’s glitchy electro-pop workout elevates the pensive energies on “Start Promising” with pummeling drum machines and chopped/looped vocal samples that manipulate Rosie June’s lyrics in new and exciting ways. Stream the original alongside the remix below.
Read Rosie June’s recent interview with Here We Go Magic via A Music Blog, Yea? here and stream her Post Listening EP below.