New music: Florence and the Machine – Dog Days Are Over (Yeasayer remix)

Listen to Yeasayer's synth rubdown of the Florence hit now before it becomes the omnipresent soundtrack to some E4 teen drama or other

Florence and the Machine. You may have heard of them. No? Well they are pretty low-key. Anyway, having had her way with the UK, Florence Welch has started an onslaught on the US, starting with a sterling performance at last week's MTV VMAs. Since then, Lungs has catapulted from the lower reaches of the US chart to a new peak of 14, while the single Dog Days Are Over was downloaded nearly 100,000 times in a week. To coincide with all this new-found global success (the album is currently top three in Australia too), Brooklyn oddballs Yeasayer have given Dog Days a synth rubdown, stripping away the harps to leave stuttering vocal loops and airy, clipped beats. Expect to hear it as the sound-bed to a new E4 teen drama within the month.


Michael Cragg

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