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The Dead Science @ the Hi-Dive

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The Dead Science played early to a sparse crowd at the Hi-Dive on Wednesday night. Photos and text by Doug Beam.

Seattle’s the Dead Science performed an early and quick set for the 16+ crowd at the Hi-Dive on Wednesday night. The crowd was unfortunately small (I don’t think anyone under 21 was actually there), but the band offered an enthusiastic slate that included their new single, “Throne of Blood (The Jump Off).”

Frontman Sam Mickens seemed elsewhere as his lilting voice poured out falsetto tones punctuated by occasional highly constrained screams. Jherek Bischoff carried the low-end, switching between electric and aggressively bowing an upright bass. The drumming of Nick Tamburro was inventive and seemingly improvisational at times. Citing influences as varied as Talking Heads, Wu-Tang Clan, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the Dead Science’s tight musicianship and off-kilter pop music deserved a better turnout.

For more evidence, check out the following photo essay.

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Photographer Doug Beam is a regular contributor to Reverb.

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