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In March of this year, Carl Garsbo released Places We Don’t Know, his debut album as Kasbo. Released via Foreign Family Collective and Counter Records, the 13-track LP acted as an impressive milestone for the burgeoning Swedish producer, further progressing the success he’d already begun to cultivate through prior releases on key imprints such as Monstercat and the aforementioned Foreign Family. Upon the album’s release, Garsbo noted that Places We Don’t Know centers conceptually around “romanticizing a naïve worldview,” because of the beauty inherent in such a perspective.
Perhaps no song off the record is more emblematic of this notion than its mellifluous, wistfully slow single, “About You,” so it’s fitting that he would choose to kick off the second leg of his Places We Don’t Know tour with the release of a re-interpretation of the piece.
Kasbo has bestowed the honor of remixing duties upon Mathieu Lépine, a Montreal native who produces under the name of Billboard. Released earlier this week, Lépine’s take on the track retains similar melodic elements of Garsbo’s original, but converts its doleful sensibilities and pace into an upbeat, future bass-infused offering which, ultimately, acts as a keen contrast.
Stream Billboard’s remix of “About You” and view Kasbo’s upcoming tour dates below:
KASBO LIVE: NORTH AMERICAN 2018 TOUR
Thu 11.15 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
Fri 11.16 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom #
Sat 11.17 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues # *
Sun 11.18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe # *
Tue 11.20 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House # *
Wed 11.21 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown # *
Fri 11.23 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman # *
Sun 11.25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre # *
Tue 11.27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell # *
Thu 11.29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda # *
Fri 11.30 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine # – early show
Fri 11.30 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine # – SOLD OUT
Sun 12.02 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box #
Sat 1.05 – Cape Canaveral, FL @ Holy Ship!
# VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC
> SUPER DUPER
EU / UK 2019 TOUR
Wed 1.23 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
Thu 1.24 – London, ENG @ O2 Academy Brixton
Fri 1.25 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
Sat 1.26 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgium
Mon 1.28 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller Music Hall
Tue 1.29 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns
Fri 2.01 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
Sat 2.02 – Berlin, DE @ Verti Music Hall
3.13-3.16 – Riviera Maya, MEX @ SUNDARA