Album Review – How Far by Deadbeat Beat (2019) (Arrowhawk Records)

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For their third full length, Detroit three-piece Deadbeat Beat fully explore the melody that was always hinted at in their first two albums but ultimately became limited in favour of the intense brilliance of their cacophony.

Now How Far fully embraces such melodic inference. Tracks such as the simply beautiful Baphomet (see below) and You Lift Me Up, frequent the 60s psych-pop aesthetic that bands such as the Alpine Subs and Sonny and the Sunsets thrive in. This also acts as a foundation for the more surfy vibe of Fair and Return that hint at Tennis Club but with reduced fuzz and absent vocal decoders.

However, this band do not forsake the their proto noise pop of yesteryear completely. Tracks such as the superlative standout and slightly fuzzed essence of You Lift Me Up (see below), The Curve and The Box have the propulsion they are famed for, but it is now cozy within living breathing melody, rather surrounded by pure noise.

This new vibrant, melodic version of Deadbeat Beat will satisfy just about any fans who sit any point on the spectrum between The Beach Boys to the House of Love and is my particular soundtrack to the summer that awaits.

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