The Life Stains, the first DJ Dog Dick album, is a full-on expression of Eisenberg’s artistic attitude. It opens with its two silliest tracks: “Our Kin”, a Dr. Demento-ready song featuring farting tuba and “cartoon voices,” and “Hello Cruel World”, an over-the-top skit recreating a delirious baby delivery. But as the album progresses, sneaky craft bleeds in, and humor and gravity meld into something not so easily pegged. Part of that is due to Eisenberg’s stylistic diversity. He began DJ Dog Dick as an avant-rap project, and you can hear hip-hop in almost every track. But there’s also clear influences from R&B, art-pop, tearful balladry, new wave, electronica, and noise.
Excerpt from http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18974-dj-dog-dick-the-life-stains/