On June 30th, the remix of Standing Shadows‘ “We Are Everlasting Silver Sessions Remix” single and video was released on all digital outlets and featured on the front page of VEVO. Over the last year, the band has released several songs from their recording sessions at Rancho de la Luna studio in the famous Joshua Tree National Park with producer Chris Goss (Queens Of The Stone Age, UNKLE, Duke Spirit, The Cult) featuring engineer Ethan Allen (Gram Rabbit, Daniel Lanois, Spindrift). The remix is a break from the norm for the band whose influences consist of Muse, Arcade Fire, The National, Jesus And Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Interpol, Sigur Ros and oldies such as Beach Boys, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground and many more.
Dan usually plays keys and guitar for the band but for his remix and production work, Dan takes on the Silver Sessions name. Another comment worth repeating is Dan’s mention of using synthesizers and hardware for this tune. In recent years, the trend for such remixes consists of recording mostly with soft-synths. We are pleased to learn that Dan used a V-Snyth GT and Jupiter-80 for this remix.
With the “We Are Ever Lasting Silver Sessions Remix”, Dan and the band are excited to introduce their music to the dance and DJ community. According to Dan, the dance genre has really gained traction in the United States and he felt the time was right to commit some Standing Shadows song’s to this treatment. With eight bars of lead in before hitting the thumping bass, it is evident that Dan has the DJ in mind by accommodating for song transitions. For a dance tune, it is definitely a great effort on Dan’s behalf and one could only hope to hear more in the future.
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