Thursday, March 12, 2015
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: THE GOLDEN DOGS - 3 1/2
Luckily, the music won out, with the pair working away to rekindle their interest, and in the process redefining the band. Grassia switched from keys to drums, and two new members were added. In this new mini-album of just under a half-hour, the trademark energy is there, The set opens with a funky psych-out, Decided, Do It For You sees Grassia compliment her pounding with distorted power pop. Elsewhere, all sorts of feedback, synths and sound sections get offered up. One cut ends with a Brian Wilson/SMiLE kind of coda, another features a volume assault, and Azzolini and Grassia sing the loudest harmonies going. The Golden Dogs are revitalized, and then some.