Converse is re-launching the CONS sneaker collection, the line of skate shoes your cool older brother may have worn in the '90s. To celebrate, they're releasing a compilation of original music, CONS EP VOL. 1, early next year. "Gauchos," written and produced by RATKING and Eric Copeland of Black Dice at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, is the first taste of that comp. With looped vocals and a crisp, shuffling beat, it's a playful sunny-winter-in-New York gem. For more on RATKING and Copeland's joyful weirdness, check out FADER's 2012 interview with Black Dice and RATKING's FADER Mix.
Stream: RATKING, "GAUCHOS"