Animals At Risk remixes the Swayback

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Matt Fecher isn't letting the grass grow under his feet. Although his hands are clearly already full with helping curate the Monolith Festival, Fecher, who DJs under the name Hot to Death, is constantly moving in a number of different creative directions at once it seems, from launching and hosting the sporadic yet increasingly popular New Music Mondays at the Larimer Lounge, to embarking on various collaborations, such as Animals At Risk, the name finally given to the electro-clash project featuring Fecher and the Pirate Signal's Yonnas Abraham. Although the duo has yet to release a wholly original piece of music, the remixes they've presented thus far have been interesting enough that we'll be keeping an eye on the pair, who have already shared the stage with the likes of Cut Copy, among others. The clip above, centered on a Kasabian video and featuring new music from Animals At Risk, injects a sense of utter bleakness into an already brooding Swayback vocal, taking it to new levels of unforeseen darkness. Catch Animals At Risk on Tuesday, November 10, at the Larimer Lounge, when the outfit plays a DJ set in front of Neon Indian, and again on Saturday, November 21, at the Bluebird Theater as it warms up for Savoy and makes its live debut.

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