Los Angeles, CA (August 13, 2015) – It’s been said that long road trips are one way to test a friendship. Remixing each other’s songs, however, takes it to another level. Over the course of the past several weeks, NIGHT RIOTS and NEW BEAT FUND have done both.
After spending the majority of the summer touring the States together on the same bus, the two Southern California bands have remixed songs from each other’s albums and teamed with WeTransfer to share the results with the masses.
“The songs fall somewhere between cover versions and remixes,” says Night Riots’ lead vocalist Travis Hawley. “We love what those guys did with our song. They made it their own and we did the same with theirs.”
Fans can download the two tracks at http://newbeatfund.com/nrxnbf/
The bands are also partnering with popular cloud-based file-transferring service WeTransfer for the promotion. WeTransfer users will be able to download the track from the wallpaper of most WeTransfer links or directly at http://we.tl/Lzou93kqKb.
Introduced by mutual friends, Night Riots and New Beat Fund decided to share a bus for this summer’s Warped Tour. “Considering that we had 12 guys on a bus and doing shows on more than a few brutally hot days, everyone was great about keeping their sh*t together,” says Hawley.
“We all got along really well and the bus had a great lounge, which we converted into a 1970s-looking Italian disco. And that was actually where we recorded our version of ‘It’s Cool.’”
“While living on the road we really got to enter one another’s creative brain space,” says New Beat Fund guitarist/vocalist Jeff Laliberte. “It was a lot of fun to twist and reimagine the songs to see our vibes complement each other. And we’re best fwendz.”
New Beat Fund, who are headlining the Troubadour in LA on August 20th, just released their album Sponge Fingerz on June 16th. It was co-produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5,) mixed by Tony Hoffer (Foster the People, Beck) and recorded at LA’s legendary Sound City Studios. For their full-length debut, the band combines sunny surf rock with elements of hip-hop, garage pop and west-coast punk, shoving it all in a blender to cook up a colorful mash-up they call “G-Punk.” For the past two years, New Beat Fund has been touring across the country, playing everywhere from shows with blink-182, Aer and 3OH!3 to local frat parties. Fans can watch the video for new song “Sunday Funday” below:
Night Riots have been touring in support of their EP Howl, which features the hit single, “Contagious,” the video for which can also be seen below. “Contagious” hit No. 1 on Sirius/XM’s “Alt Nation,” was featured on the channel’s “Alt 18 Countdown” for over 25 straight weeks and rocketed onto the top 25 at alt station playlists nationwide. Over the course of the past several months, the quintet has amassed more than 2 million Spotify streams, had their music featured on CW’s “Vampire Diaries,” been compared to The Cure (by MTV) and the Killers (by Earmilk) and described as “new wavey bliss” (by Billboard). Night Riot’s Warped Tour run followed shows with the likes of Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon, The Strokes, Hozier, AWOLNATION, Vance Joy, the Pixies, Death Cab for Cutie, Panic At The Disco, Meg Myers, OK Go, The Mowgli’s, Wild Cub, Angels & Airwaves and many more. Next up comes new single “Oh My Heart” and a fall tour.