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Listen: Foreign Born Get Remixed By Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij

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By now you should know that we love us some Vampy Weeks. But did you know we have to take our shirts off every time we listen to the warm Afro-pop stylings of Foreign Born? It's true. And while we can't say that Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij experiences a similar reaction when listening to the LA outfit, he's expressed his feelings by remixing springy Person To Person cut "Early Warnings." Focusing heavily on the endlessly descending Afro-pop steel-drummed guitar line that acts as the song's axis, Batmanglij adds a layer of digitized, synth-y production not far removed from the gleaming pop textures that populate his Discovery project. Throw Matt Popieluch's rubberized pipes deeper into the mix, and you've got a something of an underwater Top 40 banger Batmanglij loosely described to us a religious experience. Speaking of those, Foreign Born are going out on a tour again (dates after the jump and jam) at the end of this month. Should you see a couple of pasty, oddly-shaped nerds ripping off their turtlenecks once the show gets started, you'll know it's us. Come say hi!

Foreign Born, Early Warnings (Rostam Batmanglij's Boys Like Us Remix)







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02.24 San Francisco @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Free Energy, and The Fresh N' Onlys
02.26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Free Energy
02.27 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Free Energy
02.28 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Free Energy
03.03 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry w/ Free Energy
03.04 Madison, WI @ The Frequency w/ Free Energy
03.05 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Free Energy
03.06 Bloomington, IN @ Video Saloon w/ Free Energy, Clovers
03.08 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern w/ Free Energy, Clovers
03.09 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo w/ Free Energy
03.10 Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit's Soundlab w/ Free Energy, Clovers
03.11 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Free Energy, Clovers
03.12 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Free Energy, Clovers
03.13 Phiadelphia, PA @ Marathon Lounge w/ Free Energy, Clovers
03.14 Washington DC @ DC9 w/ Free Energy, Clovers
03.26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Free Energy

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Listen: Foreign Born Get Remixed By Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij