4 Songs, 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The postpunk trio Dirt Dress have been on the L.A. scene since 2007. They’ve drawn comparisons to Joy Division, Wire, and The Fall, despite featuring a sound on this four-song EP that doesn’t evoke any of those groups. Pressed to make a comparison, it might be to the tightly compressed lo-fi work of The Cairo Gang, with a touch of ‘60s-based melodies and harmonies that move toward ‘70s new wave. The title track is an orderly and bright three-and-a-half-minute pop song, with “Three Silk Flowers,” “Twelve Pictures," and “Skin Diving” also containing light and dark (but always accessible) moments. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

The postpunk trio Dirt Dress have been on the L.A. scene since 2007. They’ve drawn comparisons to Joy Division, Wire, and The Fall, despite featuring a sound on this four-song EP that doesn’t evoke any of those groups. Pressed to make a comparison, it might be to the tightly compressed lo-fi work of The Cairo Gang, with a touch of ‘60s-based melodies and harmonies that move toward ‘70s new wave. The title track is an orderly and bright three-and-a-half-minute pop song, with “Three Silk Flowers,” “Twelve Pictures," and “Skin Diving” also containing light and dark (but always accessible) moments. 

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