Boomkat Product Review:
This two-hitter of remixes comes as a tidy taster of Warpaint’s killer LP ‘The Fool’. The all-girl LA quartet have garnered plenty of attention touring with The xx and Zola Jesus, and ‘Undertow’ might be their best tune to date. Here we find mysterious producer Night Plane (aka William Raucher) stretching the original into a hypnotic eight plus minutes of transcendent New York house music. Letting the deadpan vocal he manages to conjure up boozy images of clubs been and gone, and channels post-punk without resorting to the usual ‘angular’ clichés. On the flip we get a sleazy version from N!C, who takes the Italians Do It Better route, channeling the ghosts of Glass Candy and invoking the dub flavor of LA Vampires and Zola Jesus’s recent collaboration. It’s still house music, just about – but through the grimy glass of an LA bedsit, just the way we like it.