Demo

by Dr. Identity

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    Six-song cassette with an insert & hand-stamped labels. 100 copies.

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"The first thing that stood out to me on this cassette is the simple, driving, pounding drumbeats... just floor tom and snare. Hardly any cymbals. It's a simple perfection that gives way to dark, down-stroked, sparse guitar and bass lines played in a way that sounds like what I would imagine 4AD would put out if they were a tape label in the '80s. The vocals are breathy and distant. Just like the drums that carry it, it's a simple perfection. I can imagine them opening for the Cure in 1981... but it ain't goth." (Greg, Maximum Rocknroll #397)

"First cassette from Dr. Identity, puzzlingly named, haunting and ethereal, downbeat Portland-based “minimal post-punk” graduates from the Wipers school of Portland. Much like Wipers, neck pickup guitar and vocals are at the forefront, but DI’s vocalist kind of whisper croons like if Siouxsie were struck by lightning, or was fronting a 90s alt-pop group - the nearly whispered vox are really endearing and coolly idiosyncratic. Kind of like if Alison Statton was a dude (and the whole tape has some definite Giants vibes). Topped off with a smart recording that puts it out of any discernible timeframe - “The Roche Limit” especially would work on any weirdo late 80s/early 90s downer rock mixtape. Intriguing and catchy, just off-kilter enough to bring you back for repeated listens." (Nick, Terminal Boredom)

credits

released March 7, 2016

Nathan / guitar + vocals
Jeramy / drums
Erika / bass

Recorded January 2016 by Jeramy Tucker, Analog Anxiety mobile studio.

say hey: ripitupstartagain@gmail.com

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