|Dr. Dog / Be The Void|
|Album:||Be The Void||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2012-02-18||Pull Date:||2012-04-21|
|Week Ending:||22 Apr||8 Apr||1 Apr||25 Mar||18 Mar||11 Mar||4 Mar||26 Feb|
|1.||Thu, 14 Jan 16:||Shay Z|
All Passion No Technique
|4.||Fri, 04 Oct 13:||Baby Gap|
|2.||Fri, 30 Oct 15:||Francis D|
|5.||Thu, 25 Apr 13:||Andy S|
|3.||Fri, 17 Jan 14:||Francis D|
|6.||Sat, 06 Apr 13:||Peppermint JoeJoe|
The Philly retro-band (most heavily influenced by the 3 Bs: The Band, Beatles, Beach Boys)'s latest, a back-to-basics approach here. Very simple songs, with less complex instrumentation.|
BUT... Dr. Dog are such masters of melody that even so, it's full of hooks and interesting sounds and all. It's shaggy and the opposite of ground-breaking, but really solid indie-folk-pop stuff.
1 3:18 Strummy folk-rock sing-a-long, repetitive.
2 3:21 ** Funky space bongos. Chorus a bit sloggy at first, but weird bridge at 1:30 in makes it really interesting all of a sudden, and it gets awesome. Foot-stomping callilope rock-out.
3 2:47 ***** Weavy buzzy guitars start it out; really insistent beat. Breakneck groove, nice.
4 3:40 ** Plunky raindrop opening, washed-out mumbling vocals. A bunch of nice hooks, one after another.
5 4:00 Quiet confessional into soft melodies. A bit saccharine, but lush and well put together. Chanty "woah woah woah"s.
6 4:32 * Casio beat-boxy to start. Repetitive hook, but hooky. Very hooky, but too simple, I feel like I've heard this before. Interesting texture at time.
7 4:26 *** Late '60s soul-rock groove, with honking guitars and busy-signal organ. Grows and grows, and goes to some cool places. Soulful "vampire" lyrics. Starts soaring.
8 3:40 Bongos, chanty. Afro/math type music (in the Vampire Weekend vein), but restrained.
9 5:03 * Stripped-down glammy rocker, with hooky stuttering chorus. Not much to it, but it makes it point. Fun and loud.
10 4:01 ** Bouncy ELO-type rocker, fast with a lot going on. Ton of hooks.
11 4:57 **** Even more glam, pure T-Rex. Fuzz and stomping. It's one thing, but it's fun and it works.
12 3:50 ** Plunky, slightly morose folk, with strong rhythm.
|2.||That Old Black Hole||8.||Heavy Light|
|3.||These Days||9.||Big Girl|
|4.||How Long Must I Wait||10.||Over Here, Over There|
|5.||Get Away||11.||Warrior Man|
|6.||Do The Trick||12.||Turning The Century|