2013-08-01T12:10:46-04:00 2013-08-01T13:56:04-04:00

Arthur Russell - "This Is How We Walk On The Moon" (Geographer Cover) [Premiere]

While Geographer have become generally known for their electronic-based indie style, their versatility is far from one dimensional. In the midst of working on new material to see the light of day later this year, the San Francisco based group have recorded a standout remake of Arthur Russell’s “This Is How We Walk On The Moon” that showcases their ability to base their sound on live instrumentation in a way that highlights a relaxed feel.

While the original Arthur Russell song is notable for its simplistic structure, composed of a bongo based beat, soft strings and venturing horn play, Geographer’s version peaks at an exploring sax line and wholesome synth effects. The reworking can be broken down into two parts with the use of a piano-based break; a climbing intro that uses a straightforward drumbeat to move forward and a spiking section with a full-throttled sound.

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Head on over to Geographer’s website to download a free copy of the song here. Also, if given the opportunity be sure to catch a date on their headlining tour this August with the support of GRMLN—dates below:

August 8 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
August 9 – Bellingham, WA @ Summer Meltdown Festival
August 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
August 12 – Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
August 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
August 16 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
August 17 - Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar

August 18 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
August 20 – Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge
August 21 – Boston, MA @Church
August 22 – Edgartown, MA @ Flatbread CO
August 24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
August 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Jonny Brenda’s
August 26 – Washington, DC @ DC 9
August 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
August 28 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
August 30 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
August 31 – Des Moines, IA @ Gaslamp
September 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
September 3 – Denver, CO @ Larimer

Alternative · Indie · Synth


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