Indie had a big year in 2009. As the first decade of the century drew to a close, there was a slew of major releases from the genre’s dominant, or very-soon-to-be-dominant, names. The year kicked off with Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, still regarded as their masterpiece and a pivotal indie release overall. More »
Throughout 2017, Adrian Galvin — the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter behind the indietronica-project Yoke Lore — dropped off a slew of electrifying takes on his 2017 originals “Goodpain,” “Only You,” and “World Wings.”
Now, Yoke Lore’s dropped off an official remix package for the number. Goodpain Remix is a cathartic assemblage of Yoke Lore’s work and presents a charming spectrum of electronica offerings. There are also never before heard takes on the record, including “Level Tools” from the electronic South African and Californian duo AMINA! and “World Wings,” from the textural synth-pop outfit Blackbird Blackbird which echoes satiny sonic sentiments similar to chillwave’s pioneer, Washed Out.
The indie outfit Yeasayer has hit the pressure point in their latest cathartic number, “Goodpain.”
“Goodpain” is originally a single by Adrian Galvin — the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter behind the indietronica-leaning Yoke Lore — but Yeasayer’s reworking elevates Galvin’s lively number with a furthered inoculation of high-spirits and perseverance.
“‘Goodpain’ is about needing to go through necessary periods of difficulty or struggle in order to get to the good part of anything,” Galvin told Billboard of the track earlier this year.
Certainly, Yeasayer takes listeners to a blissful state in their “Goodpain” reworking, but the track’s newfound energy and aspiration for perseverance’s payoff is also plenty palpable.