It happens infrequently, but it's happening right here: Plastic Plates' remix of Cheerleader's "Sunshine of Your Youth" is better than the original. Well, at the very least it's totally different. The Philly quintet's composition is a slice of catchy-like-crabs indie with the kind of power-pop chorus made for summer roadtrips.
By contrast this remix—premiering below—is less wide open roads and more boats off the coast of some sun-baked Balearic isle. The guitars are stripped away for a Pet Shop Boys-esque, synth-heavy reimagining. Bravo Plastic Plates a.k.a. NY-based music-maker Felix Bloxsam.
Cheerleader's debut album, Sunshine of Your Youth, is out on 5.19 via Bright Antenna Records