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

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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