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New Music: Stars and Diamond Rings swap remixes

on September 19, 2012, 4:20pm

stars e1348085453999 New Music: Stars and Diamond Rings swap remixes

In celebration of their joint U.S. tour (kicking off tomorrow in Portland, ME) and shared Canadian-ness, indie-rock outfit Stars and electro-pop maestro John O’Regan (AKA Diamond Rings) have swapped remixes of songs off each others’ new records.

In O’Regan’s capable hands, Stars’ “Theory of Relativity” has been transformed into a hit from a ’70s Moroccan discotheque, complete with handclaps, laser-y synths, and vibraslap. Taking a less extreme approach, Stars merely tweak O’Regan’s “Runaway Love”, making it bigger-sounding and playing up the slight hip-hop lean courtesy of a rapid-fire 808 beat.

Stars – “Theory of Relativity” (Diamond Rings remix)

Diamond Rings – “Runaway Love” (Stars remix)

Stars’ latest LP, The North, is in stores now via ATO Records, while O’Regan’s latest, Free Dimensional, hits shelves on October 23rd via Astralwerks. Below, you can check out both acts upcoming itineraries.

Stars and Diamond Rings 2012 Tour Dates:
09/20 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
09/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/22 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
09/23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/25 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
09/26 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/27 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
09/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09/29 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10/02 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
10/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater
10/04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
10/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
10/06 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
10/09 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
10/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/11 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
10/12 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s: Upstair
10/13 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
10/17 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
10/19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/21 – Napa, CA @ The Uptown Theatre

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