Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wet Dreams worth the wait

Artist: The Wet Dreams
Title: Here Come The Wet Dreams
Label: Die Slaughterhaus Records
Release date: July 2009
Vinyl color: Some are blue. I'm not sure if those were limited run and some are black.

It took a while for this, a single featuring the musical talents of Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), Julie Hines (Georgianna Starlington, The K-Holes), and Alix Brown (The Lids, Golden Triangle, The Angry Angles), to come out. The Wet Dreams has not been active in ages, but if you like the music that generally inspires Bradford and old style, female-fronted pop, then this one will prove to be worth the long wait.

The A-side is aurally pleasing enough to make us Atlanta newcomers wish we could have seen this group live back in the day. "Circuit Breaker" reminds me a lot of Shocking Blue with a little digital weirdness replacing the psychedelic grooves. "Teenage Dream" follows and mixes garage riffs reminiscent of The Troggs' "Wild Thing" with brief and mellow post-punk breakdown sessions.

The flipside begins with "Crybaby", an upbeat number with traces of country and western influence that mixes in vocals from Bradford. "The Outskirts" closes the 7" with distorted electronic beats, barely decipherable vocals, and the girls enthusiastically saying "Oh yeah!" in response to Bradford's less than upbeat lyrics.

Hit up Mark at Die Slaugherhaus and grab a copy. These are still available, which is suprising since this could be considered a Deerhunter side project.

2 comments:

Adam said...

It's actually 'Hines' rather than 'Hinds'!

If you run across any live recordings let me know! I played keyboards at a Wet Dreams show in Rob's House a few years ago and we did a really kickass version of "Dream Lover" that I would love to hear again!

Anonymous said...

Georgiana Starlington