Concentration

by DOG DAY

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Halifax’s Dog Day have got the goods to be a terrific pure pop band, capable of crafting sublime melodies and hooks, but their fondness for the noisier virtues of the indie rock canon of the ’90s ensures that they’ll never be quite so easy to pin down. As such, their 2006 effort Night Group was an incongruous yet perfectly natural bit of doom-pop, all spiky and sweet – heavy and foreboding in intent but eminently hummable in execution.

Their recently-released follow-up Concentration takes those same classic college rock ingredients and brews up something familiar, but still new. It’s less immediate than Night Group, yet somehow smoother and more melodic and textured with Seth Smith’s vocals still distinctively monotone but Nancy Urich’s vox much stronger and expressive on this outing. Some may bemoan the absence of Night Group‘s punchier elements but the dream-pop qualities of Concentration reveal themselves with deeper listens and are just as rewarding.

-Frank Yang (Chromewaves)

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released April 24, 2009

Produced by John Agnello and Dog Day.
Recorded at Lost & Found, Halifax, NS by Seth Smith.
Drums Recorded at Echo Chamber, Halifax, NS by Dave Ewenson and Charles Austin.
Mixed at Water Music, Hoboken, NJ by John Agnello.
Assisted by James Frazee.
Mastered by Noah Mintz, at Laquer Cahnnel, Toronto, ON.
Art by Yorodeo - yorodeo.ca

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