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Posted November 8, 2017 by Mike Mineo in Indie Pop
 
 

Dead Seem Old – “Mischief”


London-based Dead Seem Old is a pop project from Thom Wicks and frequent collaborator Javier Weyler. The duo got their start with the debut single “They Won’t Find Us,” aiming for a sound resembling “Grimm Fairytales or ’60s surf” — an indication of their rich sound and exotic stylistic pursuits. Such is again indicated on their new track “Mischief.” Clap-like percussion and trickling guitars, as well as the call-and-response vocals in the initial verses, gives the track an idiosyncratic feel from the get-go. There’s an effective muted bridge around 01:40, leading to the “meet me in the hollows” — a haunting and interestingly infectious moment that plays well. The Spanish guitars integrate well with the minimal though effective percussion, making for an exotic and engaging listen

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