RM007: The Bash Dogs-Dog Days
We first caught wave of The Bash Dogs at sweaty Marine Room Tavern show in Laguna Beach, CA. This is an area not typically know for their rock scene but the crowd was absolutely going off for them. Donned in cheetah jumpsuits and vintage shades, these dudes held the room like no one we had seen in a while. Their flavor was completely fresh yet a nostalgic familiar. You could close your lids and be directly carried to the Summer of Love '67 or a smokey Whiskey a Go Go in Hollywood. You would never know these guys are from the culturally absecent Orange County. They've positioned their discography for midsummer sing alongs and PCH jaunts. Absolutely soaked with wavy Nord synth and velvety guitar riffs. You won't know how much you needed this until you get slapped with it.
"A spirit of exploration, of love and unity - a musical philosophy Los Angeles quartet The Bash Dogs keep alive with their surf disco, but also their pure devotion to the art form. After cementing their status as the hosts of the grooviest party in town, The Bash Dogs are gearing up to release their debut album. With a new member, a new vibe, and new songs made to get people moving and grooving all night long, the next chapter of the Dogs starts now.
As the Dogs’ realized their talents could expand far more than just 12 bar blues and guitar solos, they decided to develop something new. Coming from the city where surf/garage/psych bands are never in short supply, the last few months had felt repetitive and stale, like the band was idling. Trying on some dance-floor rhythms and sugary bass lines more influenced by classic funk and disco, their sound transformed. With the spark of this newfound energy and the space to push their songwriting and playing to new levels, Surf Disco was born.
As you can taste bits and pieces of the classic and memorable rock n’ roll sound the Dogs grew up on, this newborn fusion they have created is guaranteed to get you off your feet and it is reflected in the sophisticated groove changes and experimental structure of new single, “Dog Days”—funk guitar and buttery vocals pointing to a refined, more mature sound that the Dogs are ready to further unveil. As soon as the unmistakable groove and the synth waves hit you, there’s no denying it’s slicker, it’s glossier, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for “boogie nights and disco parties.”
Currently, The Bash Dogs are making moves for the new 2020 year and decade, recording their first ever full length album, and rescheduling more tour dates. Stay tuned!"