Nothing says Martin Luther King, Jr. like some free Colorado music, so Steal This Track is here to get your holiday started right. This week, we have a bit of curve ball for you. Chrome Sparks is from Ann Arbor, Mich. Steffaloo is from Los Angeles, Calif. But Denver band Flashlights was asked to do a remix of a recent collaboration between the two, and we think we can claim the result as Colorado music, and it’s worth stealing.
Ethan Converse and Sam Martin of Flashlights shared some tour dates with ambient folkie Steffaloo (a.k.a. Steph Thompson) in August of last year, and then met 8-bit glitch-hopper Chrome Sparks (a.k.a. Jeremy Malvin) while playing CMJ in New York in October. The Denverites were blown away by Chrome Sparks’ performance, ranking it in their top five for the festival, so when Malvin decided to put together remixes of his songs, Converse jumped at the chance. “Still Sleeping” showcases Chrome Sparks’ signature blend of indie electronica, low-tech and vocal samples. Flashlights adds its characteristic moody danceability to the track in a way that will make complete sense to fans of the Denver duo. You can steal the track directly from Flashlights’ Bandcamp page by clicking below.
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If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Eryc Eyl for consideration.
Eryc Eyl is a veteran music journalist, critic and Colorado native who has been neck-deep in local music for many years. Check out Steal This Track for local music you can HEAR, and the Mile High Makeout for stories about Denver musicians doing extraordinary things. Against his mother’s advice, Eryc has also been known to tweet. You can also follow Steal This Track on Twitter. Sorry, Mom.