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San Francisco, United States (2007 – present)

Formed in August of 2007, the San Francisco trio of Jacob Long (bass), Daniel Martin-McCormick (vocals/guitar) and Damon Palermo (drums) has already issued a handful of limited 12” records on Lover’s Rock (their own imprint), White Denim, and Hoss (not to mention a remix they did for Telepathe on Merok) as well as their first full-length “Watersports” and the “Echononecho” single on Quarterstick/Touch & Go in early 2009.

Their Thrill Jockey debut is taking the form of a brand new 12” called “Cut Men” and features two new tracks. Recorded at Lucky Cat Studios (where they also did “Watersports”) with Trans Am’s Phil Manley, both songs were tracked in a single day and mixed the next. The A-side was recorded live with only vocal overdubs. The recording captures the energy and tension of a live performance with stunning clarity. The B-side is a dub. It’s a heavy, deep, and oblique re-visioning of the A-side that began as a version but transformed into a song of unique character and energy. Recorded as an extended take, “Out at Night” was later manipulated with slight edits and further dub mixing.

The lyrics focus on an alienation with American male/”dude” culture and the barely-repressed sexual violence that informs so much of daily life. “Cut” is slang for muscular and in a pun-like fashion also refers to a desire to see these very same people “cut” down a notch or two, while “Out At Night” reflects the darker hues of the song and the feeling of dread that Daniel gets when walking home from work at night and watching the bars let out.


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  • p0wer_v1olence

    New album soon!?

    7 Nov 8:11pm Reply
  • AprilPhantom

    Fuck house music, why does everything have to eventually pick up a house beat? Their first two albums were so inventive and unique, I certainly hope this Decade/Dolphins sound is just a brief deviation from their sound [2]

    13 Jul 12:22am Reply
  • hazebass7

    Fuck house music, why does everything have to eventually pick up a house beat? Their first two albums were so inventive and unique, I certainly hope this Decade/Dolphins sound is just a brief deviation from their sound

    2 May 3:43pm Reply
  • AprilPhantom

    "Decade is a vast improvment. Excellent album." other way around for me, Decade blew, Dolphins amazed me. Dolphins still sounds like Mi Ami, Daniel's vocals are crazy at the for-front, the synths rip like his guitar did on before and it's all very dubby, despite Jacob being gone. Decades sounds like a standard House/Disco album, Daniel's vocals now sound compressed and behind everything. Why are they turning into just another electronic dance group when they could achieve much higher is beyond me.

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AsthrayHeart

    i need to see this guys again sometime. i loved them live so muchhhhhhhhh

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • quityourgreetin

    steal your face is great great great

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • debutantedisco

    Decade isn't even on here! I really hope Daniel starts to focus more on the lush vocals you hear on Bells and Horns, and doesn't just lose them altogether - but still, it's SO GOOD!! Decade should really be on here. I really really love Dolphins though.

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • latenightbus

    Below I was horrible about Dolphins and I stick by that. Decade is a vast improvment. Excellent album.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lll__

    bassist, guitarist, drummer & vocalizer all need to mix it up a bit…

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • tokyochorus

    decade: watersports: handjobs please

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • sgtsonny

    i'm awful at using the internet so if someone could help me with working download links to this i will give you a million e-handjobs

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • dorats

    Dolphins and Decade are great. They're like post-punk abstractions of dance pop, in the same vein as The Pop Group's lurching, violent funk and PiL's neurotic, cynical versions of disco and dub. I prefer the old sound to be honest, but their new sound is certainly interesting/fun.

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • Pulverie76

    Feel like on Electro-Choc... Wierd !!!

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Jaromaican

    new shit is the perfect following of Cut Men 12" b-side and Sex Worker and Ital debuts. and it's damn good.

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • preacherben

    terriffic albumm

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • tiksiniyorum

    ohh god, why? why???

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • xxbassxx

    Seems pretty expected to me. Closer to Ital and the where the last Mi Ami release Dolphins was going.

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • kotsa200

    Decade is somewhat unexpected. Loved it.

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • johnnyaway

    wtf is this shit decade? go kill yourselves

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • lalalksilil

    horny for horns

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
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