I read on the internet that the band Blank Dogs is literally a joke. Some punk rock guy in a record store making Joy Division throwbacks to poke fun at hipster Ian Curtis worship. You listen to it and you either picture a few guys laughing hysterically every time they wrest minor chords out of their shitty synthesizers, or you picture a few guys who are as nervous, awkward, and weirdly joyful as their records are.
Regardless of how seriously you are or are not supposed to take this, it’s pretty accessible stuff. The songs float in and around bits of keyboard, drum machine, and jangly guitars that put them right next to No Age and Times New Viking on the “indie” side of this whole lo-fi thing. They give all their releases away on their blog, so what’s it going to hurt you to listen to it, really?
Sounds like Chrome or the Sleepers. Grab “On Two Sides”. It’s getting a legit release on Troubleman Unlimited, which also puts out Glass Candy and Titus Andronicus.
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