Last year break-out Toronto indie band July Talk released their self-titled debut album lead by vocalist Peter Dreimanis with muse Leah Fay. At that time they almost reminded us of Metric in a way, with Fay’s sweet and poignant vocal lines (reminiscent of Emily Haines), contrasted with Dreimanis’ creepy raw Tom Waits-esque energy, in a kind of call and answer format.
Since their debut release they’ve toured alongside Matt Mays, Sam Roberts Band, The Arkells, and are currently on tour with Billy Talent and Half Moon Run. There’s no doubt that “Guns & Ammunition” was one of the albums biggest hits and today we’ve got an exclusive remix of that track to share with you by another fine Toronto native Luke Lalonde of the band Born Ruffians.
Lalonde adds a slow building chilled synth beat to the opening few minutes of “Guns & Ammunition,” with Fay’s whispery vocals echo lead into Dreimanis’ combative staccato screams for the big finish.
Hear it and download it right here on Sidewalk Hustle first below, as well as the original version.