As we previously reported, Death Cab for Cutie will leak one track from their upcoming Keys and Codes Remix EP each Monday leading up to the project’s release on Nov. 22. Last week, we heard Cut Copy’s stratospheric take on “Doors Unlocked and Open.” And today, it’s the 2 Bears’ reworking of the album’s biggest single, “You Are a Tourist,” which has already caught some flak from YouTubers.
They’re mostly annoyed with its synthesizers and pitched-up vocals, the latter of which is a valid point. This kind of sounds like a poorly constructed DJ remix you could find on any random blog out there. Sure there are some bright moments, such as those aforementioned synths that actually work well, but this is mostly just OK. You can stream the remix below.