MP3 of the Day: The Dewars - "Pedophile Pete"
The Dewars are a magical set of twins who make hazy songs that are so dreamy and good and sometimes tucked in between Leonard Cohen covers when played live. Anthony Dewar was awesome enough to email me "Pedophile Pete," off their EP Songs from the Neverglades.
It's told from the perspective of a fictitious pedophile who might not be all that horrible. Its phantasmic opening is like the entrance into the underworld of the man's creepiness, before it becomes a sad bluesy jam about his frustration. The boys elaborated on this for me themselves:
"He's a good fella' to grab a beer with, though his secret dark desires
lay deeply beneath his surface and haunt him at night. I believe the
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chord progression is the vehicle into the neighborhood's eerie truths
and hidden gossip. The song is on one hand a confession of statutory
love from a neighborhood loner named Pete and, on the other hand, is the
fear-filled nursery rhyme that the rest of the neighbor hood sings (in
reality or in Pete's head)."
The song took a few years to write
but, given its content, this worked out nicely: "We wrote the chorus
when we were about fifteen but the verse and rest of the song was
written when we were the eighteen-year-old band down the street, so we
had a taste of both the girl and Pete's perspectives."
part: They're working on a video for it.
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