Published Apr 20, 2009While Dog Day's newest album, Concentration, is in the can and waiting to be released on April 28, it hasn't stopped the Halifax foursome from doing some recording with legendary psychedelic soldier, former Eric's Trip honcho Rick White. The band and White became fast friends after they opened for Eric's Trip last summer.
Just last month, the band travelled to White's home north of Toronto to record an EP or seven-inch. That's yet to determined. Speaking to Exclaim!, singer/guitarist Seth Smith elates, "He's great. He's a mystic and spiritual advisor. He's one of the coolest guys to work with. He's so relaxed and really into what you're doing. I'm pretty excited for that to come out. With putting out a full-length record, even on an indie label, you have so much time between releases and we just get tired of waiting for our 'record' to come out. I mean, this has been finished since November, so we always try to do these underground releases. It's not going to come out before the record but after this record runs its course we'll probably release it."
One of the songs came from a request for White to write a song specifically for Dog Day. As Smith describes it, "We just asked him to because he seemed like he'd be up for it from hanging with him on tour. It was weird, but also a neat experience playing a song and having him hear his song covered from the first time."
As the man said, look for the fruits of their labour to appear later in the year.