Lo-fi DIY nostalgia-pop babes Deadbeat Beat delivered some much needed fuzz and feels by means of two new live tracks released on cassette earlier this month. Both were recorded live at Lo! & Behold Records and Books for The Milo Show (Detroit’s premiere music web-series, hosted by local beat enthusiast and Detroit Free Press contributor Jeff Milo). “And Then it Hit Me” and “The Box” do not reinvent the 1960’s hazy genre of Velvet Underground jam-rcok but, they do give the entire encompassing sound a dusting off with equal parts angst and whimsy. Where “The Box” feels a little Peter, Bjorn and John in its nasally French pop aesthetic, “And Then it Hit Me” has a more focused, searing Brian Jonestown Massacre power with a hint of when Wilco was still good. With this well thought-out marriage of two tracks that still feel spontaneous and vibrant in their full-picture spectrum, Deadbeat Beat comes very much alive.
Listen below via Bandcamp: