Published Jul 28, 2011On August 9, the Massachusetts-based pop hellraisers Dom will follow up last year's highly praised Sun Bronzed Greek Gods release with a brand new EP titled Family of Love. And like how they remixed SBGG for Astralwerks when the label re-released their debut earlier this year, Family of Love will also get its own set of different mixes.
"We have different mixes coming out [of Family of Love]," frontman Dom tells Exclaim! "The mixes that Astralwerks sent [to press] will be on the physical. But then we have different mixes coming out for the digital, which are my mixes. And then for Modular in Australia, they'll have my mixes on the physical, as well as a new song."
Dom says the idea to do multiple remixes came when the band were asked to enhance the lo-fi production heard on the initial version of the SBGG EP, which was released by indie Burning Mill Records.
"Those mixes didn't really sound like us," Dom says of the Astralwerks release. "Liked them, liked them a lot, but they just didn't sound like us. Listening to the first EP and listening to the new EP, I think people would be confused. The mixes we are doing right now are just a lot of fun. They're more coagulated, and would be a good way of putting it."
Dom says the version of the new EP that will see a release via Modular are "more cohesive and together, and there's a bit more going on. I feel a lot of the hooks I brought into the studio were eliminated, and as a result, the vision that I had for the songs didn't really come across. In essence, they're the same songs, but they're also totally different songs at the same time. I'm really confident they're going to be completely different."
As for when they band will move on from the extended-play format and do a long-player, Dom says he doesn't see it happening any time soon.
"EPs are just the way I like to write songs," he says. "I prefer to release music more frequently than artists who make full-lengths. I'd rather not have to meet a quota and put out five good songs instead of ten songs where you're confused about which ones are good and which ones aren't. I just like the idea of coming out with EPs. They're more fun. There's more artwork, they're more collectable."
In support of Family of Love, Dom have lined up a North American tour, which includes Canadian dates in Toronto and Montreal. You can see the complete schedule below.
7/29 Philadelphia, PA - The voyeur
7/30 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
8/1 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
8/2 Atlanta, GA - 529
8/3 Nashville, TN - TBD
8/4 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
8/6 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/7 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
8/9 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
8/10 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
8/11 New York, NY - Pier 54
8/12 Bangor, ME - KahBang Festival
8/27 St. Louis, MO - LouFest