KICK THE BAD VIBES
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Life is hard sometimes, and when it is you need songs that acknowledge it without pulling you deeper into the abyss. Enter Kicking Every Day by All Dogs. This record is hard melodic nouveau-nineties gold that perfectly balances catchy riffs with heavier bursts of fuzzy catharsis. Maryn Jones's voice is a versatile instrument, traveling from big poppy vocals to quieter moments of introspection. These are defiant tunes that kick the bad vibes to the curb. Their lyrics reflect on the hard times and good times with plainspoken honesty, the audio equivalent of a great zine or an unexpected letter from an old friend. This is the time of year to collect the songs that will get you through the coming season-which-will-not-be-named, just like the nut-crazed squirrels running wild in the streets. These are durable tunes to throw on the tape deck while you do the dishes, on headphones while changing trains in the Metro, or for sitting at your desk writing and hoping that all this will add up to something in the end.
Montreal: All Dogs play le Ritz next Friday!
(photo by Spike)
what if it never adds up to anything thoughPosted by rachel at November 4, 2015 4:48 PM
Jeff, your recent song choices have restored my faith in guitars that sound like guitars.Posted by Ryan at November 4, 2015 6:40 PM
What an amazing compliment Ryan, thanks! There's so much great guitar music right now!Posted by Jeff at November 9, 2015 3:01 AM
Rachel, it always does add up, just sometimes very very slowly.Posted by Jeff at November 9, 2015 3:04 AM
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Sean Michaels is the founder of Said the Gramophone. He is a writer, critic and author of the theremin novel Us Conductors. Follow him on Twitter or reach him by email here. Click here to browse his posts.
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