When Vampire Weekend producer, composer, songwriter, and sometimes vocalist Rostam Batmanglij remixed — under his remix moniker Boys Like Us — OK GO's "White Knuckles", he had only one thing in mind — to trick us into thinking this was a brand new Discovery track.
Maybe it's the spine-breaking back breaks or the astute synths, but Batmanglij has done a terrific job spinning an admittedly mediocre track into a golden experimental indie pop number that made this guy earn for another Discovery album. And hell, now that both Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot are both done releasing albums in 2010, maybe Wes and Ros can get together and bring us a new album for 2011.
Anywho, you can download the remix below:
You can also listen to Sam Sparro and Ra Ra Riot remix OK GO here.