First of all, that title: is it pronounced "doom" or "do me"? Either way of saying it applies to this six-song EP, which is Adult.'s first release on Thrill Jockey (fear not, Ersatz Audio fans, Adult. will continue to release music on their own imprint). Granted, Adult. has made a cottage industry of crafting dystopian sounds so chilly and vicious that they're freakishly alluring -- à la J.G.
Is Adult. a rock band yet? After a start in the ’90s as a stark electro duo, they steadily dropped 12” records into the semi-anonymous world of techno. But beginning with 2003's Anxiety Always full-length, they've taken babysteps toward rock-star status. The album straddled the two genres: a vinyl version was stretched across two 12”s, kicking off with the brilliant and stilted ringer, “Glue Your Eyelids Together,” while the CD included different tracks and smoother sequencing.