Two of the coolest people in LA have collaborated on a new remix, revealed today. Alex Lilly’s recent album, 2% Milk, features ominous thumping synths from the start. Gothic Tropic’s re-work makes it a thousand times groovier. The remix comes ahead of Lilly’s local tour date supporting KOLARS, and ahead of more tour dates across America. Listen to the song and browse the itinerary below.

"I can’t get satiated. Things are easy now in the first world and yet I feel malnourished. Poor me. These lyrics were collaboration with a poet who writes poems on the spot if you give her a subject, Jacqueline Suskind. I always loved this poem and so I put it to music, tinkered it to rhyme and added some other sections. I guess it’s pretty angsty in nature but also weirdly soothing. The chorus is a little sad and jaded but also sexy? Give into the brainwashing as you would to a lukewarm pool of milk." – Alex Lilly

Suskin’s poem is a striking view of our society. Especially considering all the alternative milks that now are in the market, the song puts on blast our need to water down all of our experiences. Cecilia Della Peruti is known for her hybrid-sounding project, Gothic Tropic, but she met Lilly while touring for Beck—Peruti played guitar and Lilly, keys. Their friendship has spawned a dreamy new remix, which seems to remove it from Suskin’s implications of self-destruction.

"I’m so glad Alex asked me to do her remix! It’s an incredible album and I’m partial to '2% Milk' because I knew it’d be a fun one to re-imagine. At first, I was headed in a completely opposite direction. During some crate digging for breaks and sounds, I got inspired really by a 70s band called Womb, and mixed that with a sort of Sneaker Pimps vibe." – Gothic Tropic

Feb 21 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w/ KOLARS)
Feb 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (w/ KOLARS)
Feb 23 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones (w/ KOLARS)
Mar 1 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer (w/ KOLARS)
Mar 18 – New York, NY @ The Standard, East Village (Annie O Music Series)
Mar 21 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge (w/ KOLARS)
Mar 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (w/ KOLARS)
Mar 23 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
Mar 28 – Eugene, OR @ Wildcraft Cider Works (w/ KOLARS)
Mar 29 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern (w/ KOLARS)
Mar 30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (w/ KOLARS)