Dig the track Damn from their super fresh, August 2011 Family of Love EP. Produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Björk), the EP made the Top 10 College Radio chart September 2011. The band played Lollapalooza 2011, receiving critical acclaim and was asked by Perry Farrell, the festival founder to open for Jane's Addiction.
Not bad for a brand new band who's twenty-two-year-old leader Dom that grew up in foster care bouncing around with no real family to speak of. The fact that he found and chose a musical direction to battle his demons makes me love the soul, energy and sound of this band all the more.
File Under: fun, fuzzy, low-fi, distortion, sweet, broken Casio keyboard lines, DIY aesthetic, art school, upbeat, sunny rhythms, pop music, photography, soundtrack.
Look for both "Damn" and another mystery Dom track on next week's Irregular Frequency Mystery Stream podcast.
And dig this: Dom Mystery Stream Drop. Thanks Dom and John!
Click hear for last month's episode: if: Mystery Stream: 647 Everything Experiment...
Thanks to art school bro Mad Dog AKA John Gomes, this great new band was a big part of the soundtrack to my awesome visit to Boston and Lenox for another art school bud, Mr. X AKA Mike MacKenzie and his marriage to his lovely new bride Kelly and proud son John. Congrats again y'all!
Make it louder!