Sendai’s NNMIE makes due with a small assortment of tools, but makes a charming little number in “Shiiteru” from them all. Using some breezy guitar melodies and some drum machine beats, they construct a rollicking indie-pop number apt for lazy afternoons or strolls under the sunlight. The detail that sells it — and actually gets me a little misty-eyed over the early days of like Boyish or Figure, other indie-pop projects still going but in slightly different form — is how the vocals have a slight echo on them, keeping them just out of reach and really adding some always-welcome melancholy to each line. Listen above.
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