Just in time for your 4th of July Barbecue comes this free, downloadable compilation of 47 covers, remixes, and interpretations of “Call Me Maybe.” It’s curated by Kyle Mabson, drummer of left-of-center punks XBXRX, so expect cuts that skew artier than your typical four-on-the-floor club remix fare.
Supertasters’ “Call Me, Maybe” reimagines the song as No New York-style dissonant thump, while EAR PWR’S “CALL MY PHONE DUMBASS, I CAN’T FIND IT,” peppers the song with buzzy sawtooth bass and skittering breakbeats.
Early highlight: Baltimore psychedelic electro hero Dan Deacon’s “Call Me Maybe Acapella 147 Times Exponentially Layered,” which is exactly what it sounds like. Once all those Carly Rae Jepsens get going, something pretty magical happens–voices start bouncing off of each other, creating a bouncy, polyrhythmic mass not unlike Deacon’s more well-known work.
Last month, Mabson released a similar album–26 versions of “Somebody That I Used To Know”
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