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Tegan and Sara‘s “Alligator” is an enjoyable tune, but does it really merit seventeen different remixes? Deserving or not, that’s how many different versions of the song will appear on the new Alligator digital LP, which features contributions by Holy Fuck, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Ra Ra Riot and many others. Thank God for iPod playlists.

The album also includes a remix by chillwaver Toro y Moi. With an entirely electronic arrangement that’s heavy on squishy synths and laid back beats, it sounds a lot like something that could have appeared on Toro y Moi’s recent Causers of This. But while that album is frequently hazy and directionless (not an insult when it comes to chillwave), this song’s straightforward pop format means that it sounds more radio-friendly than anything he’s done before. Props to all involved.

MP3: “Alligator (Toro y Moi Remix)”
 
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  1. By Piercing through like sulfur fumes on April 8, 2010 at 12:32 am

    [...] fumes April 8, 2010 The theme of this month is (apparently) chillwave remixes. Last week I posted a version of Tegan and Sara’s “Alligator” reworked by Toro Y Moi. Next up is a [...]

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