Sunday, January 04, 2009

Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles

Dum Dum Girls' eponymous debut ep on Zoo Music sounds like it was recorded on the cheap with battered guitars, biscuit tins for drums and the distortion pedals set to fuzz, feedback and fuck-off pop. You wouldn’t want to change a thing about it.

They have the Mary Chain’s saturnine snarl, The Ramones’ mastery of brevity, Black Tambourine’s ramshackle thud and The Shangri-La’s melodramatic poise. What’s not to love?

Zoo Music’s other release is a 7”, Neon Jesus by Crocodiles: if krautrock’s tribal rhythms, the Modern Lovers’ velveteen drone, Suicide’s electronic disturbances and punk’s trash aesthetics appeal to you, you’ll love this band.
Both Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles have busy release schedules this year. On the basis of these opening salvos, they’ll be setting the scene in 2009.


Trev Lostmusic said...

Nice finds Mr Fire Escape.

John said...

I think Dum Dum Girls outdo Vivian Girls at their own game. Crocodiles don't do shit for me, however.

toby said...

Great Stuff. The scene has just relocated from NY to SoCal! It seems like the San Diego scene by itself is exploding right now.

Anonymous said...

Have you heard The Mayfair Set yet?
Collaboration between Dee Dee & Blank Dogs. Fantastic stuff

FireEscape said...

I have heard The Mayfair Set. They sound like The Cure in 1982.