Poly Styrene, former front-woman of the seminal Brit femme-freak band X-ray Spex, will release her first album since a 2004 foray into New Age, Flower Aeroplane, in April. The world’s not always been ready for Poly’s remorseless shades of strange—in 1978 she was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and in 1983 she caved-up in a Hare Krishna temple, weary of the world outside. But now Creep, two women who’ve flowered in the warm, freaky-deaky friendly water of contemporary Brooklyn ,have snatched up “Virtual Boyfriend,” a cut from Styrene’s forthcoming Generation Indigo. They refracted Styrene’s vocals and added some manicure shop chimes. It’s not as roary than the original, but no less penetrating.
Stream: Poly Styrene, “Virtual Boyfriend (Creep Remix)