Hundredth frontman and Pure Violet tunesmith Chadwick Johnson has remixed Tennis System‘s high-powered noise-pop ode “Lackluster” for the premiere of his music production outlet, LIGHTWAVE. Check out the new remix below.
Johnson and the dynamic California trio first teamed up on last year’s RARE USA Tour, where Tennis System supported Hundredth as the evolving South Carolina rockers performed their 2017 sonic transformation RARE front to back.
“Lackluster” originally appears on Tennis System’s recent release, P A I N. As for Johnson, he’s been busy developing chillwave side project Pure Violet and morphing Hundredth’s RARE into last month’s synth-dream soundscape Ultrarare.
And judging by his present turn for the ambient, you’d think the Hundredth singer would mold the System’s fizzy ditty into a cavernous comedown. But the tune emerges a propulsive anthem, melodically forlorn but rhythmically nimble.
Johnson says he’s categorizing his extra musical output as LIGHTWAVE simply to better define his creative posts. It’s a catch-all moniker for “the music that doesn’t really fit stylistically under Hundredth or [Pure Violet],” he explains.
You can expect more surprise single drops from LIGHTWAVE in the near future, and the debut full-length from Pure Violet is on the way soon. See both Hundredth and Tennis System’s upcoming tour dates down after the new track.
Tennis System tour dates
07/26 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Hundredth tour dates
08/16 – South Jakarta, Indonesia @ Rossi Musik
08/17 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ Live Fact
08/18 – Pulau Ujong, Singapore @ TBA
08/19 – Manila, Philippines @ Kalawakan Spacetime
08/25 – Tokyo, Japan @ Nine Spices
08/26 – Tokyo, Japan @ The Game
08/31 – Perth, Australia @ Amplifier *
09/01 – Adelaide, Australia @ Fowlers Live *
09/02 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel *
09/03 – Melbourne, Australia @ Arrow *
09/05 – Wollongong, Australia @ Uni Bar *
09/06 – Sydney, Australia @ Factory Theatre *
09/07 – Newcastle, Australia @ Small Ballroom *
09/08 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid *
* with Moose Blood