"Breathe This Air (feat. Purity Ring)" by Jon Hopkins // Breathe This Air 12” (Out 8.27.13 via Domino)
Jon Hopkins has gone and recruited Megan James of Purity Ring to add vocals to a new version of his stunning “Breathe This Air” from his new album "Immunity". The vocals add a lovely new layer to the original that already carried a somber air, but now feels more fully realized with the gorgeous vocal melody incorporated within the new version. The new version will be available as a 12” backed with Hopkins’ remix of Purity Ring’s “Amenamy” (which can be heard HERE). If you’re in Los Angeles at the end of the month, head over to the Henry Fond Theater on the 27th and 28th for the Purity Ring / Jon Hopkins show where each night they will be giving away 175 copies of the 12”.
A great new video from Wild Beasts. Nice to see some labels putting money into interesting music videos these days. Plus, the song is absolutely gorgeous (and oddly reminds a lot of the rush of British bands in the early 00’s that popped out with Elbow, Doves, and bands of that nature).