Maybe you haven’t heard of the good-time trio Spencer Dude & The Doodles, but with a name like that, how will you forget it?
Their infrequency of live shows is because the Doodles are just being too busy with other things, like practicing their accents and coming to a consensus on their top “babes.” Spencer claims that “me and Oscar both have softspots for early 90s Lookout Records bands, and me and Anna share a love of Miley Cyrus and Beyonce.” Tuesday at the Hemlock, they’ll unite to celebrate the release of their debut 7″, an 4-song indication of their shared love of pop.
In the few years under this moniker, Spencer has had a revolving cast of musicians, some shared with Gris Gris, Rock n Roll Adventure Kids, Dreamdate, and at one point of time The Dodos’ Logan Kroeber — hence the invite to open the pre-Outside Lands Rickshaw show last September. This was my first exposure to the three-piece, without any pretense. But one thing was pretty obvious: that a simple delivery of topics like girls, having a good time and life’s pleasurable basics is what the Doodles do best. The Flirting 7″ does just that, say the flattering online reviews so far. It was recorded in Oakland with Greg Ashley and is released by Atlanta/NYC label Rob’s House (Hunx & His Punx, Black Lips, Personal and the Pizzas).
Spencey Dude & The Doodles will be playing a 7″ release show at the Hemlock tomorrow night with Shannon and the Clams, and The Splinters at 9pm for the low price of $6.