The Deep Freeze Mice, “A Ten-Legged Beast”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 07.31.14 in Listen to This

Look around for information about UK cult act The Deep Freeze Mice, and the one fact you find parroted again and again is that the band released 10 albums over the course of their decade-long lifespan. While that’s not a number that would give, say, Bob Pollard pause, it’s still an estimable amount for a band that existed largely on the fringes. A compilation of their work, recently issued by the excellent Night-People label, provides the perfect opportunity to dive into their strange, surreal world. The songs have all the ragged charm of classic Television Personalities, coupled with a decidedly oddball sense of humor.