When I first hit play on this EP, it suddenly washed over me how much I enjoy this band. The album seems to pick up right where 2015's Rowboat EP left off. Building from the lo-fi crunch of Rowboat to the clear, assured sounds of this album, it feels like a nice, natural progression of The Mimmos' sound. As with the previous album, there are many references to water, the sea, and water related things, which I really love. Water might be my second favorite reference point for music, the first being outer space.Read More
Game Music Monday - 2.12.18
Streets of Resistance
Dreamers Never Die (ft. Dead Prez)
after midnight: unaired broadcasts
I love this EP, and the title track in particular. That grainy fuzz at the edge of these tracks creates the perfect soothing sounds to ensnare me in this wonderful song.
I got a message recently from Matt and Amanda, the duo behind the mimmos, apparently I had reviewed their work years earlier, in the form of 'the mimos'. Back in 2013 I ran across the album, an unhealthy obsession with vast and empty places, and wrote a bit about it. I was surprised to see I had actually written only a short paragraph, considering I listened to the infectious closing track of that 2010 album quite a number of times.
Luckily The Mimmos have returned with an extra M, and a rich new sound. This means I can make up for my past transgressions with a more in depth review of Rowboat, the pair's brand new four track EP.
This album pushes every one of my artsy electronic indie pop buttons. I'm melting as I listen to this, in a good way. The sounds just wash over me and it's hard to do much else than to drown in the static soaked lo-fi sounds of the duo's four track debut.