D. McCabe entered 2020 with a full-length album almost ready to go, but the pandemic and successive lockdowns made a traditional album release feel like an increasingly absurd thing to do. He spent the year tramping up and down the same stretch of north Dublin coastline, falling asleep every night to the same strange film of his life playing in his head. He meticulously deconstructed his album in that spirit, adding strangeness wherever this new version of existence seemed to require it. His new EP, 'The One They Couldn't Fix, is the result. It's a deeply personal song cycle warped by the sounds of seaside psychedelia, featuring such unusual instruments as a broken mandolin, an old music box, and a synth made out of the audio tracks from some old home movies.