NB: Swim With A Carrot is a former name of the duo Dva Zagorodnyh Doma, the duo of Sashash Ulz and Kot Kot.
Previously released on Goaty Tapes, June 2011.
"Russia was a place as yet unexplored under Goaty’s auspices, and in light of X-Men: First Class, I worried that the Russian-American dynamic was the same as ever. Is it all still blue jeans and nuclear threats, misunderstood attempts at world domination? I didn’t think so, but I wasn’t too sure. Lucky for us, Dva Zagorodnyh Doma and Swim with a Carrot—two different, but related, Russian projects—render this paradigm null. Both bands craft lo-fi pop atmospherics that share some qualities with the recent outburst of American garage basementisms, but their palette is at the same time exceptional—hazy, warm, almost tepid. Dva Zagorodnyh Doma follows a more traditional format, caking simple delicate pop songs in dynamic effects. Swim with a Carrot is a little more abstract, but harnesses a similar mood. The result is a split cassette that varies in form, but maintains a certain friendliness."