Audio: Little Dragon’s “Little Man” gets remixed by Tycho

“Little Dragon is looking to go a more unconventional route to push the latest single off their third album, Ritual Union. The Swedish synth-pop outfit will issue limited cassette singles of “Little Man” that you will only be able to purchase at the Rough Trade East shop in London. Um, yeah, make that super limited then, though luckily Hypetrak has come through with one of the remixes set to appear on the tape. Bay Area producer Tycho has put his own minimalist, shuffling take on “Little Man” that’s reminiscent of the work we heard on his great new album, Dive.” Source.

Little Dragon release a “Seconds” treat

As featured on their official webpage, “Can you spot the difference between the digital and physical versions of our album? If you spotted “Seconds,” you were right. Download the original, instrumental version, and remix by Syd The Kyd of OFWGKTA below!”

1. “Seconds” (Instrumental Version)
2. “Seconds” (Vocal Version)
3. “Seconds” (Syd The Kyd Remix)

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A teaser for Ritual Union

Hopefully this goes down well. This is just a teaser for the summer ahead or July 12th to be exact. What we’ve got here are four tracks, three of which are live, that will feature on Ritual Union when it surfaces in a couple of months. “NightLight” is the leaked and unmastered version. Remember, you can actually purchase this on iTunes (US) and I’d persuade you to do so as the difference is audible and certain and supporting the artist by throwing out a few pence is surely something that won’t significantly harm your pocket, hopefully. The others, including an excellent recording of “Little Man”, are live performances – which as Little Dragon fans well know can be superior to the record itself.

Tracklist:

1. “NightLight” (Unmastered)
2. “Ritual Union” (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
3. “Summertearz” (Pitchfork)
4. “Little Man” (IFC at SXSW)

Download.

Note: Removed as per request.

Little Dragon and lyrics: “Ritual Union”

Here is our attempt at translating the words to the title track from Little Dragon’s upcoming record. Hopefully they are correct, although they probably won’t be. At least it gives you an idea for the sing-along. I’ll attempt “SummerTearz”, “NightLight”, and “Little Man” later.

Written by Yukimi Nagano

Ritual Union

Ritual union has got me in trouble again
I was wonderin’ of a white dress
And a mistress
And her spirit – holding my hand!

Love sinking in the sand
Petals falling on demand
My feet are running like the wind
I’m sorry, boy – that we sinned
Love is not like they say
I lied, it’s hard to make it stay
I drown my feelings in the sea
Then dried out over on the beach

Ritual union has got me in trouble again
I was wonderin’ of a white dress
And the mistress
And a spirit – holding my hand!

Mother, tell me how it is
I know you’ve been through all of this
You ran away so many times
Your kids, your heart, a couple of dimes
Love is not like they say
I lied, it’s hard to make it stay
It drowns my feelings in the sea
I dried up over on the beach…