Blank Dogs "Heat and Depression"
I first heard Blank Dogs sometime last year when I was going through my phase trying to dig out all of the great bands in and around the Woodsist record label. Blank Dogs last LP, the dark and charging Under and Under, was a different feel than a lot of the bands circling that scene, but still was an impressive album that really sold me on Mike Sniper’s sound. The first track, the bubbling “Heat and Depression” off their new EP Phrases, out now on Captured Tracks, takes that sounds and mixes it up a bit. The synths on the track are a little lighter and less ominous and the stuff on Under and Under and the whole track has a less heavy feel as the material from the last album. Not sure I am 100% on board with the new changes, but it will be interesting to see if this new style is a shift in the bands sound or just some changes made for this particular song.