French-American post-punk band DTCV (pronounced Detective) was formed in Los Angeles in 2012 by Guylaine Vivarat and James Greer (Guided by Voices, SPIN Magazine) and has been compared to Stereolab, Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma, and “post-Nico Velvet Underground with Debbie Harry on vocals.” The band released Uptime! earlier this year, charting on CMJ and winning plaudits from the likes of Stereogum, Austin Town Hall, PopMatters, and Northern Transmissions. Now they’ve returned with an alternative cut of album highlight “It’s a Stealer,” rendered here as a “Surf Version.”
According to Vivaret, in a recent interview with the Grey Estates, the album version “didn’t really come out the way I intended but it sounded cool so we kept that, which is more of a prog-pop version. But we wanted to re-record it and make it more surf, happy, 60s girl-group-y.” The new track is produced by Joel Jerome (Babies on Acid). “Joel made us sound good,” Vivaret said. “He definitely has a signature sound but he also adapts to the personality of the band.”
Also included in this download is the original Album Version of the song.
“…shoegaze girl-group pop a la Vivian and/or Dum Dum Girls with dashes of both Françoise Hardy and Pat Benatar.”
“DTCV…make the kind of post-VU guitar pop that never really goes out of style.”
– Brooklyn Vegan
RIYL: Dum Dum Girls, Sonic Youth, The Vaselines, Sleater-Kinney, My Bloody Valentine, Veronica Falls, A Place to Bury Strangers, Vivian Girls
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