Bring Me Down really stands out and is at a complete contrast to the hurriedness of the opener and title track Initiate Me, this album really has two sides. The album progressively slows down throughout without the listener being aware; it’s the perfect relaxation album. You start out all hyped up but as the album progresses it chills you out completely. (louder than war)
They did us all a favour and saved the best for last – the barest, driest number on the entire record is the closer “Bring Me Down”, where an atramentous vibe is offset by chiming “Sunday Morning” guitars and a morning-sex breathy vocal interplay. It’s a rare moment of true originality and is all the better for it. (the line of best fit)
Probably the real triumph on Initiation, though, is how neatly it plays as a paean to the pair's influences; (...) whilst lackadaisical closer 'Bring Me Down', all blurry riffs and lethargic vocals, is a gorgeously-pitched nod to the less urgent side of The Cure. (The 4O5)
This husband/wife collaboration between Crocodiles' Brandon Welchez and Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee Penny marries the pained krautrock fuzz of the former's band to the racy pop sass of the latter's. Often pictured wearing the same red lipstick, their fishnets-and-fag-ash aesthetic is mirrored by the smutty sleeve art (above). Both have moved away from their lo-fi roots and, hearing them collaborate, you imagine married life as the reason for this more mature sound. The album's moments of sexed-up rock 'n' roll ('Initiate Me') and bruising, motown influenced heart-to-hearts ('Love Incognito') sound grown up as well as alluring. By the time closing waltz 'Bring Me Down' ends, intimacy levels are so high that you feel like a contented voyeur.