EB Premier: Liars – No.1 Against The Rush (Vince Clarke Remix)
How do you make a hugely-anticipated album even more exciting? Drop the lead single with some truly great remixes. Mute already had us drooling with the idea of what the great experimentalists Matmos would do with the surprisingly gentle ‘No. 1 Against The Rush’ (though we hope it has something to do with human fat) but when we also saw Vince Clarke was on board, we punched the air so hard our feet lifted off the ground. The legendary founder of Erasure and Yazoo takes the swaying, decayed wave-pop of the original and coats it with chrome techno-pop beats and New Romanticized vocals, possibly marking the first suitable time a Liars track felt made for an S&M club.
Published May 17, 2012.