Lushes, “Low Hanging Fruit” (SHRAF Remix)

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Blake Gillespie | February 17, 2016

The post-rock dirge of Lushes’ “Low Hanging Fruit” establishs the duo’s Service Industry LP in a visceral, cro-magnon approach to their instruments. Inches are swallowed as miles to the pummeling riff deluge by James Ardery. It’s a blood-letting that pours into the remainder of Service Industry.

In the hands of SHRAF the “Low Hanging Fruit” Remix is still base, still an easy target. SHRAF is a New York based producer who we last covered as a contributor to Godmode’s American Music compilation. SHRAF’s contribution to the compilation was a 80s synth jam that bubbled with the gummy synthesizers synonymous with Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”. His Lushes remix is not even a distant cousin. Hardware aesthetics of deep, dripping cavernous house is where we locate SHRAF this go ’round. The remix treats Ardery’s deadpan “I don’t need it” like a vaporous refrain and fragments title to a droning “low”. SHRAF’s remix is transformation in absolution that embraces the nihilism.

Lushes’ Service Industry is out now on felte.

Tour dates:
March
03 Brooklyn, NY at Shea Stadium (10:15pm sharp)
15 Austin, TX at Barracuda (felte + Part Time Punks Showcase) ^
18 Austin, TX at Hole in the Wall (Stereogum Showcase)

^ w/ Sextile, Nite Fields, Gold Class, Public Memory, Ritual Howls, Autobahn, Tennis System, Sad Lovers & Giants + more TBA

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