The Ladybug Transistor's DJ LGBT remixes "Clutching Stems"

The Ladybug Transistor's DJ LGBT remixes

RCRDLBL posted a remix by the Ladybug Transistor's own Michael O'Neill (aka DJ LGBT) today!

Listen to the remix at

DJ LGBT—Michael O’Neill of both Men as well as the band in question—transforms The Ladybug Transistor’s "Clutching Stems" from a pretty anthem in the vein of Arcade Fire into an intensely percussion-driven epic that just barely carries the suggestion of club music. O’Neill raises the stakes by excavating the song’s darkness, latent in the lyrics. “It’s all coming apart,” Gary Olson sings and instead of a delay-drenched guitar sounding off, the song’s melody cuts out, leaving only the rhythm of the ominously clanging thump of the drums.

Clutching Stems is in stores on June 7. Pre-order in the Merge store now!

The Ladybug Transistor on tour:
May 31 Madrid, Spain - El Sol
Jun 01 Huesca, Spain - CC Matadero
Jun 02 Barcelona, Spain - Catwalk
Jun 03 Valencia, Spain - Matisse
Jun 04 Zaragoza, Spain - CAI Independencia
Jun 29 New Haven, CT – BAR (FREE SHOW!)
Jun 30 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s
July 06 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
July 07 Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Court
July 08 Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt
July 09 Madison, WI – UW Madison Union Terrace
July 10 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
July 11 North Manchester, IN – The Firehouse (FREE SHOW!)
July 12 Cincinnati, OH – Mayday (FREE SHOW!)
July 15 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
July 16 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
July 17 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern