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Dog Day tour Atlantic Canada this December

By Administrator

Critically acclaimed Halifax indie-rock band Dog Day will be performing shows this December in Moncton, Charlottetown and Moncton as part of their North America / Europe tour. The shows are in support of the group’s debut album, Night Group (Tomlab/Black Mountain). Dates are as follows:

Dec. 6 Moncton, NB The Paramount
Dec. 7 Charlottetwn, PE Hunter's
Dec. 8 Halifax, NS Common Ground Studios (Pop In Sessions)

Since its release in April 2007, Night Group has won Dog Day international acclaim, including seeing them named Spin Magazine’s "Band of the Day" on August 8, 2007. They are currently in the midst of a three month tour that has taken them throughout Europe and the US. The band also recently completed a video for their new single, "Oh Dead Life," which was directed by renowned filmmaker Norwood Cheek (Superchunk, Ben Folds Five, The Cribs).

Dog Day began as a recording project for Seth Smith's frail folk songs. Soon after, Nancy Urich, who had performed alongside Smith in Halifax indie rock outfit The Burdocks, came aboard to share vocal duties. They were then joined by Casey Spidle and Crystal Thili of hardcore act The Hold to complete the band's sound.

The new line-up led the songs down a more punk influenced path of skeletal power-chords and one-note leads, building to something reminiscent of The Vaselines and Joy Division. Their first effort, Thank You debuted at #8 in Canada on College Radio Charts.

With Night Group, Dog Day launches themselves into new territory. Each track is built with splintering rhythms carrying the song’s cathartic lyrics at a blinding pace. From the searing attack of “Lydia” to the more humble notes of “Bright Light,” this is a brave and expertly crafted collection of songs.

Praise for Dog Day:

“This is a more modern Halifax sound, though, punctuated by effortless gems like "End of the World" which echoes like Eric's Trip covering Interpol. The title track is a keyboard-laden pogo dream, while "Sleeping, Waiting" feels like Lou Barlow smiling.” – Spin.com

“…and the album seems to get better with each song, with "Oh Dead Life" sparkling as if it was to be included on a tribute album to the Cure. Even when Dog Day slows things down with the lighter, dance-rock, synth-tinged ditty "Know Who You Are" it still easily shines….”
– Billboard.com

“This is an amusing, breathless, melodic as hell debut that definitely is worth whatever attention this band will whip up by keeping those cool kids dancing.” – Exclaim!

“…The Canadian band opens its debut with "Lydia," which begins like a dirge, then explodes into a startlingly catchy verse that opens space for singers Seth Smith and Nancy Urich to lace together their glassy voices” – A.V. Club

More info on Dog Day, visit: www.dogdaymusic.com

Mp3 "Oh Dead Life" from Night Group: www.pigeonrow.com/OhDeadLife.mp3

Watch the video "Oh Dead Life" from Night Group: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlDUkHfDWo0

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