Written by Lauren Rosier
The Seattle-based experimental rock/jam band/blues band, Sundogs, unveil their new album, Move, out now.
The record opens with the track, “Battle,” which has a nice little guitar groove. The lead singer is Jed Moffatt and he sings about ‘winning battles and standing your ground until the battle is won.’
About the lead single, “Battle”:
“As I was writing this tune I was thinking about the Early Middle Ages when Vikings from Scandinavia invaded Great Britain in AD 793. I was trying to imagine what might have been going through peoples minds as they fought to defend their homeland. Many people died. Some were drowned in the sea, others killed or taken away as slaves. Villages, monasteries and cities found themselves besieged by these sea-based foreign intruders. No matter how many times the Vikings were beaten, they always came back. In the end, they finally conquered England in 1066 and changed British history forever.” – Stan Snow
I really like the opening part of the song, “Refuse.” It’s a piano part that slowly transitions into guitar and percussion/drums and brass.
Sundogs are able to create various genre-bending tracks from rock, Americana, folk, to jam bands. Their sound is very versatile and is able to work with many different genres of music.
“Jackie” begins with a sharp bassline and funky guitar. The song talks about a woman named Jackie who carried a loaded gun in her sleeve, walked up to her lover, and told him it was time to leave. Later in the track, there is a brass solo, and it sounds so magnificent. I love it.
The title track, “Move,” is a great song. It’s characterized by a haunting guitar and gentle vocals. It’s a simple song with lyrics that speak of moving and not staying in one place. The album ends with “Future of Dreams” and “Outside The Lines.”
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