Published Nov 13, 2014Toronto new wave revivalists Mimico are getting ready for the release of a split 7-inch with Fresh Snow and a new LP, both of which will feature the song "Fate Screen." Before either effort arrives, though, you can sample that split release online.
Sounding something akin to Speak & Spell-era Depeche Mode covering Suicide's "Girl," Mimico's "Fate Screen" plays out with a hypnotic three-note melody, a direct drum machine beat, and steely but tuneful faux-Brit accents. This later unfolds into '80s dream pop guitar textures and a retro-futuristic assemblage of oscillated synth sounds.
As for Fresh Snow's contribution, it's a warped and twisted remake of classic kegger anthem "Mony Mony," complete with angular guitar jabs, screeching electronics and some seriously bad-ass fuzz bass.
"Fate Screen" and "Mony Mony" arrive as a split 7-inch on November 25 through Reel Cod Records, with Mimico's full-length Incantations due in January. You can check out both songs from the single ahead of time via the player down below.