The Mayfair Set
Picked this up at the Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest last weekend and it's spent a good amount of time on my turntable since. Dee Dee certainly stole the festival both in Mayfair and on Saturday with Dum Dum Girls, proving that even lo-fi can benefit from some stage presence. The first long(ish) player from Mayfair Set retains the marbled warble that seems to inhabit all of Mike Sniper's recordings but with some much needed fidelity finally sneaking into the vocals, allowing Dee Dee's haunting croon to peek through the window streaked melancholy. The band finds itself most engaging when they let overt melody and slippery bass lines creep out from under the murk, occasionally even letting a bit of fun seep out. The whole thing's dressed up in greeting card snaps shaded in sickly hues that seem like they might have been snatched from your Nana's living room. But appearances aside the Young One's 12" is anything but saccharine.
[MP3] The Mayfair Set - Let It Melt
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