NEU! have shared a new pair of tracks from their upcoming boxset. The single features Fink’s rework of ‘Weissensee’, as well as a new NEU!-inspired original track from Guerilla Toss titled ‘Zum Herz’. Take a listen below.
“I have walked around Weissensee many times – a little urban lake in a pretty rundown part of Berlin - particularly beautiful when it’s frozen over,” Fink explained in a statement. “And so I had to try this one – stepping up to NEU! and the anniversary of their debut was an honour, a challenge and a joy.”
Guerilla Toss commented: “NEU! are one of the most important bands of the 20th century, and a personal favourite of GT’s. Their influence on psych, rock, punk, and electronic music is enormous. The lineage of so many great bands can be traced back to NEU! We are thrilled to be part of this compilation. Our song ‘Zum Herz’ draws heavily from the NEU! aesthetic, with the repetitive Klaus Dinger Moterik beat and Michael Rother style multi-layer guitar production. I like to think that the U.S. / U.K created Rock music, but the Germans made it forever weird. Thanks NEU!”
The Tribute box set will be released on September 23 via Grönland Records. It also features contributions from The National, IDLES, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Mogwai, New Order’s Stephen Morris, and more.