“Sunrise Surprise” (by Lemon Dots)
When not sharing guitar duties in Home Blitz or making some industrial grind with York Factory Complaint, New York's Theresa Smith relegates some soundmaking to a project called Lemon Dots, and the new 7" (Labor of Love imprint) is a lygergic yet dainty slab of song-age. She describes:
Lemon Dots is hyperactive '60s girl-pop flailing in an undertow of magnetic hisses, squalls and squeals. Imagine The Maroons' "Out Tonight" clinging to an electric fence while being flayed by an out-of-control drum machine wielded by Lesley Gore. It's a shit show!
Sounds pretty accurate to me (except the shit part), it's a definite wedding of trad pop and slight distant-AM-radio damage you'd expect on a Bananafish single Dame Darcy might have been hovering around on. No banjos in sight though, just some fancy-n-tuneful pop decay especially on this particular track "Sunrise Surprise"
-Brian Turner / WFMU's Beware of the Blog 7/14/2010
Sunrise Surprise by Lemon Dots is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.