Phoenix – “1901” (BbopNRokstedy Remix)
Normally I don’t pay much mind to the ‘remix’ emails in my inbox. So I got curious as to what made me open this particular one from the Virginia-based duo calling themselves BbopNRokstedy. I think part of it was this photo, because this guy looks a bit like my eccentric friend, BH. The other was their MySpace tagline “Be Afraid”, which made me laugh. And then there was the song, Phoenix’s “1901”. I mean, c’mon. That was one of the best tunes of ’09, hands down. So I gave it a spin. And liked it. Hey, at least they’re not remixing Animal Collective (so cliche).