Dom

Family of Love

by Arnold Pan

11 August 2011

 
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Dom

Family of Love EP

(Astralwerks)
US: 9 Aug 2011
UK: 9 Aug 2011

Indie burnouts Dom probably subscribe to the adage that good things come in small packages: The mysterious but buzzed-about Worcester, MA band must believe in a short-and-sweet aesthetic, going at its own pace and releasing two EPs to its name in the past two years. Even briefer than the debut Sun Bronzed Greek Gods by a few tracks, Dom’s latest nugget, Family of Love, is a more focused effort that still has a tossed-off, casual feel. A good example of how Dom takes well-worn elements and intuitively recombines them into something novel, opener “Telephone” is a canny mix of anachronistic oldies thematics, ‘80s new-wavey elements, and ‘90s indie attitude. Better yet is the bouncy lo-fi of “Some Boys”, which comes off lazy but hot-and-bothered at the same time, thanks to the bratty guest vocals credited to a friend of the band named Emma. Ending on that note, the all-too-short EP leaves you wanting for more, though, then again, there’s no room for filler here, either.

Family of Love EP

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