Ride have just posted a remix of “Vapour Trail” done by The Cure’s Robert Smith. While not radically different to the original, Smith has given the track a nice extended outro that recalls the vocal hook and brings it more in line with Nowhere’s more bombastic noisy side.
The remix itself doesn’t appear as part of the 25th Anniversary edition of their debut album Nowhere due for release on November 6, but it’s likely “Vapour Trail” will be given a proper stand-alone re-release closer to that time.
Update: A second, much longer remix by Robert Smith has since been posted. This one strips the track quite significantly adding an almost period perfect “baggy” beat to it. Listen to it below and see what you think.
The band have just wrapped up the first leg of a North American tour and will be touring the UK throughout October. The dates are listed below.
Sunday 11 October: O2 Academy
Monday 12 October: UEA, Norwich
Wednesday 14 October: O2 Academy, Brixton
Thursday 15 October: O2 Academy, Liverpool
Saturday 17 October: Anson Rooms, Bristol
Sunday 18 October: O2 Academy, Newcastle
Monday 19 October: Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
Wednesday 21 October: Rock City, Nottingham
Thursday 22 October: Institute, Birmingham