Not familiar with Bang Gang? Let's us be a helping hand: Bang Gang is the brainchild of Icelandic musician Bardi Johannsson who we last caught up with on Noisey back in November when he teamed up with Air's Jean-Benoit Dunckel as Starwalker. (We premiered their super-chill, interstellar video here. Both of them have such lovely straight hair.) Anyway, Bang Gang was founded by Johannsson back in 1996 and he hasn't released a full album under this moniker in seven years. SEVEN YEARS!
Above is the premiere of Bang Gang's "Out of Horizon"—which gets a minimalist remix courtesy of Ladytron's Daniel Hunt. Johannsson's vocals are entirely replaced in the verse by a lady's airy tones. It's very Blonde Redhead on a synth kick.
"Bardi is a great friend and we've worked on several projects together before, some of which are still under wraps," says Hunt of the collaborarion. "Before leaving Europe I would make regular trips to Iceland to work with him there and I hope we make more music soon."
The track is the lead single (listen to the original below) off Bang Gang's forthcoming fourth LP, which we can announce is called
The Wolves are Whispering.
It will be out this May and features guest spots from Helen Marnie (Ladytron), Keren Ann (Lady & Bird), Jofridur Akadottir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon), and Bloodgroup.
The Wolves are Whispering is out on 5.9.