The Mayfair Set, Dum Dum Girls and Blank Dogs
The Mayfair Set is, from what I can gather, a collabration between Dum Dum Girls and Blank Dogs. They have two songs for streaming on My Space. Both of which are reverb drenched lo-fi pop music. I know two low bitrate songs streaming on My Space isn’t much to go on – but on the strength of these alone I’d say this is pretty much essential listening.
Of course I already knew about Dum Dum Girls through their self title CD released on Zoo Music . A one lady band from Los Angeles. WIth a new 12″ record (4 songs) called ‘Yours Alone’ which is out now on Captured Tracks. It’s not cheap to buy from the UK/Europe – but I think Dum Dum Girls are worth it. So I’ve just ordered the EP.
The other half of The Mayfair Set is comprised of Blank Dogs. A new name on me. Blank Dogs seem to have an extensive set of 7″, 12″ and CDr release listed on their My Space page. They also have a new EP ‘Seconds’ again released on Captured Tracks. This is more reverb laden echo-pop. The singer reminds me a little of a lo-fi cheapo version of Laptop (Jesse Hartman). Blank Dogs seem a little less frantic than Dum Dum Girls. But still worth a listen.