June 15th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
So in case any of you don’t know, I’m moving to Halifax in about two or so months. That’s right, sir grubbington the third is going to Kings university. Of course, regardless of where I go, there will be music, and I want know about it. I did a little looking into Halifax’s music scene and found out about a great band that released a great little album last year. That band is this week’s Band of the Week:
Dog Day is the quintessential indie pop band. Playful synths? Check. Female Vocals? Check-la-la. Quircky male lead vocals a la Tokyo Police Club or Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or Most Serene Republic or etc.? Checkasaurus. The requisite guitar and drum sounds + pop hooks? Checkalicious. So why listen to them? Cuz they fucking rock, that’s why! You might be like “Ah, I’ve heard it all before” but comon, it’s like the Beatles in the 60s, you heard the beatles and were like “sweet!” and then there was the zombies and you were like “okay, same shtick but still fucking sweet” and then Pink Floyd released Piper at the Gates of Dawn which was alot of the same shtick except by someone kinda insane and you were like “umm, yeah, fucking awesome”. Well it’s like that.
So on their album Night Group they basically write a bunch of snappy pop tunes featuring all the aforementioned ingredients. Unlike Tokyo Police Club though, the tunes DONT all the sound the same…as great as the sound may be. That being said, it’s not an incredibly eclectic album either, but it doesn’t need to be, especially at this stage in the game. They came out with an album that introduces their cool sound and it’s tight and consistent. So check it out. It’s catchy!