Saturday, November 13, 2010
Escort-Cocaine Blues (Greg Wilson Remix)
It’s been three years since NYC’s Escort have released a single, though you probably remember their great, Muppet-filled video for “All through the night” or their energetic, summer-perfect remix of Feist’s “I Feel It All.” “Cocaine Blues” is their new single, finally, and Escort is offering the album version as a free download on theirwebsite. It’s warm, slinky disco, but Escort’s Dan Balis and Eugene Cho always put in details that make their songs evocative without feeling like throwbacks, really. They go over a lot of their process in this Riff City interview. Some of the things they borrow from: nineteenth century folk rhymes, a Jamaican version of a turn-of-the-century blues song.