.

Song Exclusive: We Are Serenades, 'Birds' (Passion Pit Remix)

Cambridge synth-poppers remix Swedish duo

We Are Serenades
Carl von Arbin
May 4, 2012 9:00 AM ET

Click to listen to We Are Serenades' 'Birds (Passion Pit Remix)'

Cambridge synth-poppers Passion Pit have given the remix treatment to "Birds," the first single from Swedish duo We Are Serenades' debut, Criminal Heaven. The new rendition retains the original's toe-tap-ability, but replaces the punchy, cinematic strings with shimmering synths and a gritty bass pulse.  

"'Birds' was one of the first songs we wrote," says We Are Serenades' Markus Krunegard. "It was written in Adam's rehearsal space in Stockholm. We were both sick that day, and everything sounded like garbage. But when we listened to it a couple of weeks later, and after adding strings that sounded like something from Dallas, it became our favorite track on the album."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“San Francisco Mabel Joy”

Mickey Newbury | 1969

A country-folk song of epic proportions, "San Francisco Mabel Joy" tells the tale of a poor Georgia farmboy who wound up in prison after a move to the Bay Area found love turning into tragedy. First released by Mickey Newbury in 1969, it might be more familiar through covers by Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez and Kenny Rogers. "It was a five-minute song written in a two-minute world," Newbury said. "I was told it would never be cut by any artist ... I was told you could not use the term 'redneck' in a song and get it recorded."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com