Oh Holy Shit, it’s time to get really excited again. Not since the words Washed and Out leaked from a Myspace page has the blogosphere been this buzzing over one band. Maybe I’m exaggerating a little but right now I really can’t stop talking about DOM, an obsession I’ve noticed arising in the tweets, text and tracklistings of a few good friends too.
Based in Massachusetts, Dom is the first name of a 22 year old who leads his band into a world of burnt out synth glory. From the one interview I’ve read with him over on Pitchfork he appears to be a pretty strong minded leader as well. None of this mystic secret identity crap either – just straight up, balls out opinionated honesty.
And then there’s the music. New EP Sun Bronzed Greek Gods makes me feel like exactly that. It makes me wish I was tanned to hell, riding my push bike through the melting hot streets of some hip European city. We’re talking pure pop songs covered in molten guitar with a kiss of rebellion. One listen to ‘Living in America’ and it will be your song of the summer. I’ll see you on the sun bed.