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Exclusive: Cobra Starship reveal cover art, release date for new single

May 06 2011, 9:00 AM EDT By Tim Karan

Cobra Starship have exclusively revealed to Altpress that they will release their new single, "You Make Me Feel... (feat. Sabi)," to online retailers on May 10 via Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen.

Frontman Gabe Saporta tells us, "About two years ago, I started posting stuff on Tumblr. And the first thing that I decided to share was a video of these two girls called the Bangz singing about how they 'only date boys with tattoos.' They were also doing what looked like a backwards running man whilst proclaiming they were 'jerkin.'  Needless to say, I fell in love. It's crazy to think that was less than two years ago, because as a fad, jerkin feels way older than that—though I have to admit, I never did quite learn to do it correctly in spite of the countless 14-year-olds who tried to teach me. But some great talent came out of that scene. It certainly wasn't a scene like the one I was used to, but I'm always drawn to things that are different; the colliding of worlds excites me. So I tried to reach out to the Bangz while recording our last album. I thought they'd be great for 'Nice Guys Finish Last.'  But alas, despite being able to get Leighton Meester, a Bangz cameo eluded me. The universe has a funny way of circling back around, and a couple months ago a memo came across my desk at the headquarters of Cobra International. It read, 'Sabi from the Bangz wants to do a song with you . . . don't be a putz.' (Band photo: Matthew Salacuse)