At one point on Australian band Dick Diver's new song "Waste The Alphabet," guitarist Alistair Mckay sings Look in the mirror/ I can see China from here, sounding charmed by his own cleverness. It's this totally impossible idea but also the track's most memorable line, delivered with a snarky ease over genteel guitars and a surf-indebted breeziness. "I wanted a bitchy, self indulgent narrator," he told FADER in an email, "someone vulnerable but pathetic like the guy in Elvis Costello's 'Girls Talk.'" The track, which Mckay co-wrote with Melbourne poet Michael Farrell, is off Dick Diver's Melbourne, Florida LP, out March 6th via Chapter Music and March 10th via Trouble In Mind.
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