Release Date: Jan 25, 2005
Record label: Kill Rock Stars
Genre(s): Indie, Pop
Stereo Total return to their cheap 'n' cheerful roots on Do the Bambi, making it their most consistent set of songs since 1999's My Melody. 2001's Musique Automatique had almost as many not-quite-there moments as it did brilliant examples of the group's synth pop-rock sass; this album might not be quite as ambitious, what Do the Bambi lacks in scope it more than makes up for in quality. "Babystrich"'s stylishly quirky synth pop, the sweet duet "Das Erste Mal" and "Les Lapins" are all quintessential Stereo Total, as are "Europa Neurotisch"'s sophisticated bounce and the charmingly off-kilter "Partymadchen Gefoltert" ("Tortured Party Girl"), which lives up to its name.
"They are admittedly not particularly good, but this only makes them more great," said a friend of coy German cabaret pop duo Stereo Total. "They sound like an arcade game in bad translation, circa 1987. Plus, all their songs are about hardcore fucking. You've gotta love that." That's the final word on Stereo Total, I guess, except for the "great" part.