Published Aug 30, 2007So far in 2007, one of the best surprises in Canadian music, aw, heck, let's just say in all music, has been Halifax's Dog Day and their electric debut full-length, Night Group. They sound like a power pop group possessed by the demon spirits of the early '90s East coast music scene, and I bet - seriously now - that they actually listen to their copy of Daydream Nation backwards (they even mention Satan in "Career Suicide" so they must!). It's rare to find a band that can pack so many melodies into one album, and do so with atonal slides that give the sweetness some acidic burn. Mmm. This track is a brand new b-side to their seven-inch single for "Lydia," (the brilliant video for which is included down below) and it finds the band in a different headspace. They've eased up on the Red Bull'n'Quaaludes combination that fuelled their album and just gone for ludes this time, as they tone it down considerably - both their tempo and their droning guitars. It's brooding and even a tad bullying: "I'm gonna make you wish you were dead, dead, dead, dead..." Let's hope the guns laws out east are pretty firm.
Dog Day play two dates in Halifax on September 14 and 15, and then head out for a European tour throughout October. According to their label, Black Mountain Music, they'll return in late fall for a Canadian tour.
Dog Day "Bullet"
Check out the rodent rampage of A-side "Lydia"