Dom – Family Of Love

January 01, 1970

(Astralwerks)

 

www.astralwerks.com

 

At a point in time when everything seems to be contracting –
the economy, traditional media, political values, hell, even the English
language – this new EP from Dom, Family
Of Love
, finds the home-brewed beatmeister in a process of expansion. Mind
you, this isn’t exactly Manifest Destiny (Revisited). But the coy bedroom
synthpop of last year’s Sun Bronzed Greek
Gods
EP has matured into a full-blown studio exploration featuring Dom’s backing
combo (Cosmo on guitars, Erik on bass; Bobby on drums; these cats are into
single names, apparently) that he had to assemble for touring purposes in the
wake of the groundswell of public support behind SBGG.

 

As envisioned by seasoned producer Nick Vernhes of Animal
Collective/Deerhunter fame, Dom The Band essays a mélange of blissed-out New
Wave, from the twinkly, jangly, Buggles-inspired “Family of Love” to the
Deerhunter-like raveup that is “Damn” to the glam-squonk synth-stomp of “Happy
Birthday Party.” The music will put a smile on your face and make you want to
dance – which is what good, timeless pop is supposed
to do
, in the final estimation.

 

DOWNLOAD: “Family
of Love,” “Damn” FRED MILLS

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