Nap Eyes – “Mixer”
Over the summer, we praised Halifax’s Nap Eyes for their “hyper-literate” lyrics and one-take recordings on the reissue of their debut album Whine Of The Mystic. “Mixer,” premiered today by Spin, is the first single from Nap Eyes’ sophomore release Thought Rock Fish Scale. It’s a down-tempo, stripped track with minimal percussion that reminds me of early Arctic Monkeys as filtered through the American singer-songwriter tradition. Lyricist and vocalist Nigel Chapman takes the reader through the unrelated and non-sequitur thoughts that occupy him at a party — a familiar concept for introverts and space-cases alike. Listen below.