Friday, May 31, 2013

A Giant Dog - Bone LP

A Giant Dog - Bone LP by Tim PopKid
A Giant Dog - Bone LP, a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.

Tic Tac Totally (2013)

Every so often I will scroll through the Green Noise records distro list. If there is a band listed that I've never heard of (and doesn't have really obvious hardcore/metal style artwork) I'll go check them out. That's how I heard of A Giant Dog. Despite their Pepto Bismol nightmare artwork, I was intrigued enough by the album's description to give them a shot on Bandcamp. After listening to a few songs, I was sold and added that record to cart right away.

This is some fantastic guitar pop. It bristles with the sort of energy and hookiness that you'll hear in Superchunk or Shy Mirrors. It has strong female fronted vocals that can carry the melodies, but the guys in the band certainly keep pace with the outstanding harmonies that cover every inch of this record. Things veer a bit towards the glammy side of rock around the middle of the record, but the first and last thirds of the record are just killer pop with warm full guitars.

The only other thing I'll mention is that I can't believe there's not a pink vinyl version of the record. I'm not complaining, it just seemed to me that the band was really going all in on the pink theme.

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