Ye Olde Maids is a bedroom project by Cold Cave head/Heartworm Press co-owner Wesley Eisold. It’s a duo, but he plays himself and the invented girl, handling both voices. The 10 songs on the God Blesses Us, Mother Dresses Us 12″ were committed to tape between 2005 and 2008, which means a lot of time alone in the bedroom. We have the fuzzed synth-pop opener “Cocoa Cherubs” (Six Cents & Natalie’s dark-souled post-twee cousin after listening to Joy Division and Blank Dogs) and the swirly carnival churn of “Dreamscraper” to give you an idea of Eisold’s one-man noise-pop galaxy. For those of you who found Cold Cave too harsh, Ye Olde Maids taps a sweeter spot.
Ye Olde Maids – “Cocoa Cherubs” (MP3)
Ye Olde Maids – “Dreamscraper” (MP3)
God Blesses Us, Mother Dresses Us is out in a vinyl edition of 500 via Art Fag Recordings.