After selling it out on tape, Japan's Sixteen Tambourines is doing a limited vinyl run of Alice Cohen's Wild Vines and Tenement Shrines album, which sees the Brooklyn artist and FADER stop motion animation consultant pushing deeper into colorful electric pop, and was mixed and mastered by Autre Ne Veut's Arthur Ashin. In her remix of snappy, walking-paced single "Fly By By," Maria Minerva zooms in on the sort of vocal elements you'd expect her to grant center stage in her own tunes, singling out an awkwardly cropped fragment like Fly yeah yeah a secret smile, say bye bye for its lilting shape instead of its narrative sense, with an emphasis on the Betty Boopish-sensuality of "say bye bye." The beats sound equally off-kilter at first, but they cohere into a nasty groove all their own, and there's even a surprise chord change at the end. Wild Vines and Tenement Shrines is out sometime before the end of this month, but you can pre-order a copy here.
Stream: Alice Cohen, "Fly By By (Maria Minerva Remix)"