Published Feb 08, 2011New York label Swill Children is continuing their ongoing split seven-inch series with a split between Montreal's Dead Wife and New York's own Hunters. The track from Hunters is called "Deadbeat," which was produced by one-time Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and mixed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner.
Without knowing about the high-profile knob-twiddlers, this track is a bass-heavy, mid-tempo stomper that occupies a similar modern grunge terrain as Olympia bands like Gun Outfit and Milk Music. The track is definitely produced well, and there is a thick blanket of feedback that suggests Iha's presence, but the alt-rock luminaries involved are far from the selling point of "Deadbeat."
Download "Deadbeat" here courtesy of Impose.