[Listen] Bon Iver - "Beth/Rest" (Work Drugs Remix)
Work Drugs are one of those bands that wholly encapsulate the summer months, with every song they release evoking the fun beach vibes and warm sounds of the sunny season. It was a surprise, then, to see that the Philadelphia outfit had remixed Bon Iver's Peter Gabriel-esque album closer "Beth/Rest" for the band's currently ongoing remix competition. The bigger surprise, though, is how well Work Drugs have implemented their style into the song, speeding up the original prodceedings and adding layers of soft-yet-fun synths, energetic percussion and an overall sense of enjoyment and experimentation. This sense of fun works surprisingly well, turning "Beth/Rest" into an anthemic jam. Stream and download the remix below, and head over to Indaba Music to vote for Work Drugs' take on the Bon Iver, Bon Iver closer.
Another fun addition to Work Drugs' reinterpretation of the song, they apparently used "a 10 year old Packard Bell found along the roadside, Work Drugs crafted the "Beth / Rest" remix with an outdated version of Windows Sound Recorder."