By Staff; Photo by Steve Golick on December 10, 2013
In anticipation for their newest album Too Much Information, slated for a February 2014 release, England's alt-rock quintet Maxïmo Park have been pulling out all the stops. Recently they've released two singles, a Leonard Cohen cover and companion videos for the two new tracks.
Today we're thrilled to premiere the Mogwai remix of "Leave This Island."
While the Newcastle staple's original version features Paul Smith's soothing vocals effortlessly floating about a synth based song, Mogwai transformed "Leave This Island" into a track fit for Ryan Gosling riding around in Drive. With no vocals, added drum machine beats and organ sounds, "Leave This Island" retains the comforting feeling of the original while extending its life beyond the realm of alt rock.
Download the track for free below!
Maxïmo Park, "Leave This Island (Mogwai Remix)" | (MP3) [CTRL+click for download]