Mixtape: Dead Gaze
The solo project of Cats Purring member R Cole Furrow, Dead Gaze’s recent, self-titled debut for Palmist was both moderately unhinged and totally tune-stuffed; harking back brilliantly to the barely-evolved psych and post punk sounds of the Flying Nun label. On this mix Furrow put together exclusively for The Fly, he shows a crate-digger’s love for all things underground, taking in world music sounds (The Meditations‘ harmony-rich reggae, Super Mazembe‘s Kenyan soukus) eccentric figures both past (The Feelies, Tall Dwarfs’ Chris Knox) and present (Julian Lynch) as well as some incongruously smooth pop from Hall & Oates and Steve Winwood. Drink it up! It’ll put hairs on your chest.