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Please Describe Yourself

  • 1. Godhopping
    2. Lounger
    3. I Love You 'Cause I Have To
    4. Celebrity Sanctum
    5. Somewhat Off the Way
    6. Apples & Oranges
    7. Modern Woman
    8. Paul Newman's Eyes
    9. Pastimes & Lifestyles
    10. Glimpse at the Good Life
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VVR-1027142

  • Credits

    U.K. edition
    From the Scottish town that brought you the gentle sounds of Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura comes a horse (or dog) of an entirely different color. Glaswegian band Dogs Die in Hot Cars sounds like it spent the last several years holed up in a closet with the first four XTC albums, and to fine effect. Though cynics may decry the Andy Partridge-like vocal yelps, New Wave-influenced feel, and brashly melodic popcraft as too derivative, anyone who ever hoisted a lite beer to the uber-geek sounds of DRUMS & WIRES should be overjoyed at the way this gang of Scottish misfits has so perfectly captured that late-1970s/early-'80s vibe. You can almost see the skinny ties swinging back and forth in front of loud, primary-color suits as the Dogs work their magic, kicking up a fair amount of frenetic rock & roll dust even as they show off their well-schooled pop smarts on their debut album, PLEASE DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[U]rgent, breezy pop underpinned by freakishly imaginative arrangements, thoughtful lyrics and Craig Macintosh's soaring vocals."
    Alternative Press (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[O]ne of the catchiest, oddest debuts in recent memory."
    CMJ (p.4) - "[A] revisionist new wave history lesson....Cheeky Craig Macintosh keeps the energy high..."
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