With a syncopated march, The Perfect Lover parades into your ears. It's with this introduction that the debut full-length from Minnesota's His Mischief pulls you into and winds you up in 12 songs of life's dirty little secrets. Sure, on the surface, Perfect is an unflailing rock record. His Mischief is definitely a rock band. But successive listens reveal transparencies in the record's brash outer shell, little tunnels that draw you into its scenes of focused introspection and fingers-crossed optimism. And maybe, just maybe, The Perfect Lover is really a collection of tense and taut pop songs. Each track on Perfect was thoughtfully committed to 2" tape in a slightly different manner, giving each chapter of the record it's own distinct and intriguing characteristics. A monotonous partner Perfect is not. Sometimes His Mischief is in the mood to have some uninhibited good fun, and sometimes they need to sit you down and tell you they really care. It's this eclectic personality and charisma that truly makes The Perfect Lover. Knowing each other from playing in several Twin Cities bands, lead singer Sheridan Fox started His Mischief with friends Jeff Brown and Jeff Quinn in 2006. Jeff and Jeff are also the occasional backing band for Har Mar Superstar.