Phoebe Bridgers is about to return to the road in September, playing her first shows in support of her excellent second solo album, 2020's Punisher. Ahead of that, she's shared three new remixes of Punisher single "Kyoto," by Bartees Strange, The Marias, and Glitch Gum. All three offer wildly different takes on the track - The Marias inject it with loungey, stylized vibes, Glitch Gum launches it into hyperpop oblivion, and Bartees gives it a baroque, fabulously orchestrated cover, not unlike his transformative renditions of The National's songs.
"All I know is one day, when I was in between Zoom classes last Fall, I thought, 'Man, what if Phoebe Bridgers did hyperpop?,'" Glitch Gum writes. "That idea turned into a 30-second snippet of 'Kyoto', which turned into a full song, which turned into working with Phoebe and her team to make this little quarantine project come full circle in ways I could never even fathom. It was so fun deconstructing the musical realms of both Phoebe and I and combining them into something that filled the hyperpop-indie-crossover-shaped hole in my brain. I am just really happy with how it turned out and forever thankful for Phoebe, her friends, and their continuous support."