Honestly? Lo-fi music isn't really reaching any kind of conclusion, it's just figuring itself out. Rather than postulate about at what point, exactly, we've hit saturation, we'll just decide which bands we like the most and go with it from there. We've made it pretty clear that we like Dum Dum Girls, and the new song "Over the Phone" certainly doesn't change that. Beautifully simple guitar mixed with sugar sweet harmonies is certainly nothing new, but it's done in such an unabashedly poppy and well-structured way that we've already got the melody stuck in our heads. Look out for the Dum Dum Girls LP coming out on Hozac/Sub Pop at some point in the hopefully near future.
Photographer Justin Maxon
September 15, 2009