As they continue to prep the summer release of their debut EP, HDLSS, Headless Horseman, the New York-via-Allentown duo comprised of Conner O'Neill and Fareed Sajan, are keeping plenty busy. Most recently, The L Magazine paid them Honorable Mention in their "8 Bands You Need To Hear," and continuing a streak of live shows in the city, that was highlighted earlier this year with a residency at Piano's, Headless Horseman have a show at Brooklyn Bowl on May 28th as part of The Deli Magazine's "Best of Emerging Artist Fest." Before that, however, Headless Horseman is excited to release the new remix by Blackbird Blackbird. "They have a very varied body of work," says Fareed when speaking on Blackbird Blackbird. "We really love their electronic work; the use of compression and composition of beats, his music glows."
"1CHRD," titled, quite literally, after the one chord Headless Horseman used in the rhythmic pattern for the song, might seem like a foreboding task to remix. However, Blackbird Blackbird blends the smoothness of washed out synthesizers with choppier electronic sequences, and the convergence feels natural, allowing the falsetto-friendly synth to traverse effortlessly throughout the song, accenting the in-out transient vocals. And while Headless Horseman's vocals-buried-in-the-music style lends itself to allowing the listener to interpret their own meaning of a song, they do offer a hint with this new remix. "Basically, it's about the ghost you leave in other people's memory," explains Fareed. "Every memory is a ghost and every ghost is a memory..."
Upcoming Dates : May 28, 2011 // Brooklyn Bowl w. Delicate Steve, Brooklyn, NY (part of Deli Mag's Best of Emerging Artist Fest)